Yesterday, four astronauts returned from the International Space Station (ISS) to Earth. The returning astronauts included the two NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, Roscosmos astronaut Andrey Fedyaev, and Sultan Alneyadi from the United Arab Emirates, who returned on the SpaceX Crew-6 mission.
While aboard the ISS, they were part of Expedition 68 / 69. The four astronauts and their Crew Dragon capsule departed the ISS on Sunday and splashed down in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida yesterday. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson stated in a release after the astronauts were back on Earth:
After spending six months aboard the International Space Station, logging nearly 79 million miles during their mission, and completing hundreds of scientific experiments for the benefit of all humanity, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 has returned home to planet Earth. This international crew represented three nations, but together they demonstrated humanity’s shared ambition to reach new cosmic shores. The contributions of Crew-6 will help prepare NASA to return to the Moon under Artemis, continue onward to Mars, and improve life here on Earth.
Above, the four astronauts are seen in the Crew Dragon Endeavour after landing, and below you can check out how the spacecraft looked when it landed in the sea off the coast of Florida.