Launched into space on November 11, 2021, Crew-3 completed its mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Crew-3 crew will begin its return journey to Earth on May 4 aboard the Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft.
The team, which has been on duty for about 6 months, was sent to the International Space Station with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The mission was carried out by Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron of NASA.
SpaceX Crew-3 mission completed
The four-man team worked on numerous scientific experiments. The team, which also took part in maintenance and upgrade works, broadcast to share their life experiences in microgravity conditions.
Maurer tweeted on Sunday, “We are completing the dragon outfit checks. This is our SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Endurance. We will be returning to Earth soon and I am looking forward to returning home. At the same time, I feel a little sad that it will soon be time to say goodbye.” used the expressions.
In the past weeks, the Crew-4 crew arrived at the International Space Station for mission transformation. The International Space Station, home to the Crew-4, Crew-3 and NASA crews, is going through a busy period. There are currently 11 people on the International Space Station.