Mission Reports

Live coverage: Four-person space station returns to Earth

NASA commander Nicole Mann, pilot Josh Cassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina undocked from the International Space Station at 2:20 a.m. EST (0720 GMT) Saturday aboard SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft. Wrapping up a five-month mission, the commercial crew capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida at 9:02 p.m. EST Saturday (0202 GMT Sunday).

Falcon 9

Live coverage: Four-man crew docks at International Space Station

SpaceX and NASA launched the Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station at 12:34 a.m. EST (0534 GMT) Thursday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off with two NASA astronauts, an astronaut from the United Arab Emirates, and a Russian cosmonaut to begin a six-month expedition in orbit. Docking at the International Space Station occurred at 1:40 a.m. EST (0640 GMT) Friday.