Three Russian cosmonauts rode a Soyuz spacecraft back to Earth Thursday after departing the International Space Station to wrap up 195 days. The Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft carrying cosmonauts Oleg Artemyev, Denis Matveev, and Sergey Korsakov undocked from the station at 3:34 a.m. EDT (0734 GMT) and landed at 6:57 a.m. EDT (1057 GMT).
Watch live views from our cameras at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as Hurricane Ian moves away from Florida after bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the Space Coast. NASA moved the Artemis 1 moon rocket back inside the Vehicle Assembly Building on Tuesday, and the agency reported minimal damage from the storm.
The forecast track of Hurricane Ian across Central Florida has forced SpaceX and United Launch Alliance to postpone several launches planned in the coming days at Cape Canaveral, including the next crew flight to the International Space Station, a Starlink mission, and the liftoff of an Atlas 5 rocket.
NASA rolled the Space Launch System moon rocket back to the Vehicle Assembly Building early Tuesday at the Kennedy Space Center, moving the more than 30-story-tall launcher to safety as Hurricane Ian threatens Florida. The decision to roll the rocket back to the VAB will likely delay launch of the Artemis 1 lunar test flight until November.