November 27, 2022

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Crew-2 returns to Earth after nearly 200 days in space, Crew-3 set to go

A team of astronauts safely splashed down off the Florida coast late Monday, setting the stage for the next crew to launch from Kennedy Space Center this week.

Crew-2 astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide, and Thomas Pesquet descended into serene waters south of Pensacola at 10:33 p.m. ET, wrapping up an eight-hour journey from the International Space Station. The team’s Crew Dragon capsule was then hoisted out of the Gulf of Mexico and onto a SpaceX ship, where helicopters waited to transport Crew-2 back to the mainland.