Space station crew closes out 168-day mission
Live coverage: Soyuz capsule brings home three-man crew
A three-man crew departed the International Space Station on Sunday, concluding more than five months aboard the orbiting research complex and heading for landing in Kazakhstan. Undocking of the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft occurred at 0916 GMT (5:16 a.m. EDT), and the trio landed on the Kazakh steppe at 1239 GMT (8:39 a.m. EDT).
One station crew heads home, another preps for launch
Cygnus arrives at station with CubeSats, quantum physics experiment
Astronauts reposition space station cooling pumps on successful spacewalk
Reused Dragon cargo carrier splashes down in Pacific Ocean
Live coverage: SpaceX supply ship departs station, returns to Earth
A SpaceX Dragon capsule is wrapping up a month-long mission Saturday. The spaceship departed the International Space Station at 9:23 a.m. EDT (1323 GMT), and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at approximately 3 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT) with nearly two tons of experiment specimens and hardware, including a habitat of mice and Robonaut 2, an experimental humanoid robot in need of repairs.
Dragon cargo craft’s return to Earth delayed to Saturday
Dragon cargo capsule reaches space station for second time
A commercial Dragon spacecraft glacially approached the International Space Station on Wednesday, allowing a robotic arm controlled by Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai to reach out and grapple the supply ship as it soared 250 miles over Africa, completing SpaceX’s 14th mission to the research complex, and the second by the same capsule.