Dragon Endurance Deorbit Burn Complete – Space Station

Dragon Endurance Deorbit Burn Complete – Space Station

Dragon Endurance Deorbit Burn Complete – Space Station
The SpaceX Dragon Endurance crew ship, carrying four Crew-5 members, approaches the International Space Station 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean southwest of the Hawaiian island chain in this Oct. 6, 2022 photo. Credit: NASA/Kjell Lindgren

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carryingNASA astronautsNicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina on their return to Earth after a nearly six-month science mission completed its deorbit burn as expected before the splashdown at approximately 9:02 pm EST in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Tampa, Florida.

Four minutes before splashdown, the drogue parachutes deploy at about 18,000 feet in altitude as the Dragon moves at about 350 miles per hour, and less than a minute later, the main parachutes deploy at about about 6,000 feet in altitude as the spacecraft moves at about 119 miles per hour.

NASA TV coverage availableonlineand byNASA appwill continue until the crew is recovered from the spacecraft.

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