The Crew Dragon travels to Earth, a Russian pilots the International Space Station – Space & Astronomy

The Crew Dragon Endurance shuttle withdrew from the International Space Station (ISS) and began its journey back to Earth, which is expected to last about 23 hours. Florida is scheduled to be abandoned at approximately 6.43 a.m. Italian time on Friday, May 6. On board the German ship, Matthias Maurer, of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA colleagues are Raja Chari, Thomas Marchborn and Kayla Barron. Before entering the shuttle, whose hatch was closed at 5.20 Italian time, command of the International Space Station was handed over between Marchburne and Russian Oleg Artemyev.

The space station’s crew now consists of seven members, with Artemyev, Denis Matveyev and Sergei Korsakov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA), and Americans Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins of NASA.

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