NASA, SpaceX Crew-5 Astronaut Mission Arrives At The International Space Station.
- SpaceX Crew-4 mission will return to Earth in about a week.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission arrived on Thursday afternoon at the International Space Station.
According to NASA, the Dragon Endurance spacecraft landed at the ISS shortly after 5 p.m. ET, and following standard leak checks and pressurization, Dragon linked up to the Harmony module, after which the hatch opened at 6:49 p.m. ET,
The expedition 68 crew comprised NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina.
The number of crew on the orbiting laboratory is expected to increase to 11 astronauts until mission Crew-4 departs in approximately a week’s time.
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This trip to the ISS took the expedition crew 29 hours. The mission crew is scheduled for a period of six months before returning to Earth next year.
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