NASA Crew Returns After 6 Months at ISS

October 3, 2023
International Space Station

This international crew represented three nations, but together they demonstrated humanity’s shared ambition to reach new cosmic shores.

NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on the safe return of Crew-6, a four-person crew sent to the International Space Station (ISS) in March.

Why It Matters: This completes NASA’s sixth commercial crew mission to the International Space Station.

What To Know: Just after midnight struck on Labor Day SpaceX Crew-6, returned to earth off the coast of Florida in a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, after a successful six-month mission at the International Space Station.

The crew, two Americans Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, one astronaut from the United Arab Emirates Sultan AlNeyadi and a Russian cosmonaut, Andrey Fedyaev, conducted over 200 science experiments, participated in spacewalks, upgraded power systems on the space station and installed solar arrays (solar panels) on the outpost.

A new crew, Crew-7, arrived at the ISS in August and will replace Crew-6 until February 2024.

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by Emily Hooker, based in Texas