Crew-5 Deorbit Burn underway.
Burn complete and nominal. Committed to Earth Return.
Crew-5: 20 minutes to entry interface. Dragon Endurance nosecone is closing.
Crew-5: Dragon Endurance re-entry!
CHUTES!Crew-5 with two good drogues and now under four healthy mains.
SPLASHDOWN! Crew-5's four astronauts are back home.Overview:nasaspaceflight.com/2023/03/crew-5…
What's the highlight of return?Re-entry?Chutes?Splashdown?SpaceX FROGMAN LEAP!
Dragon Endurance in the nest.
Crew-5 and Dragon Endurance streak through the atmosphere before safely splashing down off Florida’s west coast this evening. Welcome back to Earth!
Mar 12, 2023NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina returned to Earth for a parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Florida at 9:02 p.m. EST Saturday, March 11, completing their six-month mission living and working aboard the microgravity laboratory to advance scientific knowledge and demonstrate new technologies for future human and robotic exploration flights as part of NASA’s Moon and Mars exploration approach, including lunar missions through NASA’s Artemis program.
With the support of so many incredible people over many years, we all accomplished the mission: we left the International Space Station and human spaceflight a little better than we found it. Thank you. With that, please consider this my out-of-the-office for a while.
UPDATE: In celebration of the completion of Crew-5's mission, here is my (unofficial) post-mission infographic poster update.
The trunk section from the Dragon Crew-5 ship, jettisoned just before the deorbit burn, has been cataloged as 55840 in a 299 x 410 km x 51.3 deg orbit.
He has safely returned to the isolation facility at the Johnson Space Center in Houston and is undergoing medical examinations. I am grateful to the many people who supported the return operation.
Thank you, @SpaceX, for an unforgettable ride on Dragon and the privilege to work with your outstanding team!
After successfully recovering Crew-5 on Saturday night, ship Shannon should arrive back at Port Canaveral on Tuesday with Dragon Endurance.Vessel reported ETA showing approx. 2pm ET. Subject to change.
Following a five-month stay aboard the @Space_Station, the four members of @NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-5 are safely back on Earth and will speak about their mission in a news conference at 2pm ET March 15.Tune in: https://nasa.gov/nasalive
Recovery ship Shannon is inbound to Port Canaveral with Dragon Endurance from the Crew-5 mission.
Welcome back to Cape Canaveral, Dragon Endurance!Recovery ship Shannon has delivered the capsule to Port Canaveral for processing, following Crew-5 splashdown on Saturday night.Highlight via the 24/7 NSF Stream: nsf.live/spacecoast
SpaceX Recovery ship Shannon has returned to Port Canaveral with Dragon Endurance on board, Dragon splashed down in the Gulf two days ago after it spent 157 days docked to the International Space Station with Crew-5 #SpaceX #NASA #Crew5