JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CNN) — Four crew members who undocked from the International Space Station on Sunday are back on Earth.
They splashed down off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida shortly after midnight. The capsule was traveling more than 17,000 mph and used parachutes to slow its descent.
The view from our office roof in #Florida's capital as #Crew6 astronauts returned home. Great weather for viewing tonight across much of the state!@NWS #FLwx #NASA https://t.co/PY85zuihyO pic.twitter.com/NxMliGNvdO— NWS Tallahassee (@NWSTallahassee) September 4, 2023
Inside, two NASA astronauts, an astronaut from the United Arab Emirates and a Russian cosmonaut were protected by a heat shield.
They had been aboard the space station since March. During their stay, they were slated to oversee more than 200 science and tech projects.
Over the last week, the crew handed over operations to the next team, who arrived at the space station on August 27th.