Crew Dragon splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico

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The Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico. This became known on May 2 from the broadcast of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

The capsule with astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi, following the deployment of all parachutes, splashed down at 09:57 Moscow time south of Panama City (Florida).

Search and rescue vessel GO Navigator is located in the Gulf of Mexico. It must lift the ship aboard, after which the crew can get out of the capsule.

Earlier on Sunday, it was reported that the Crew Dragon spacecraft with the crew of the Crew-1 mission undocked from the ISS to return to Earth.

The Crew Dragon spacecraft arrived at the ISS in November 2020, and its crew joined the Russians Sergei Ryzhikov, Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and the American Kathleen Rubins. They stayed at the station from October 14, 2020 and on April 17 returned to Earth on the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft.

On April 24, they were replaced by another Crew Dragon, on board are the Americans Shane Kimbrow and Megan MacArthur, the Japanese Akihiko Hoshide and the Frenchman Tom Peske. They will spend about six months in orbit.

Currently, the station is also home to the Russians Oleg Novitsky and Petr Dubrov, as well as the American Mark Vande Hai, who this month flew to the ISS on the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft.