WATCH: Crew-5 successfully splashes down in Gulf of Mexico

TAMPA, Fla. — Three astronauts and a cosmonaut safely returned to Earth over the weekend.


NASA’s Crew-5 mission made a successful splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico after their nearly six-month to the International Space Station.

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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule left the space station around 2:20 a.m. Saturday, marking the final leg of the astronauts’ journey.

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The crew splashed down off the coast of Tampa around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rescue ships helped haul the Dragon capsule out of the ocean.

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The four crew members conducted science experiments and research since their mission began in October.

Earlier this month, Crew-5 contacted the Crew-6 team, who arrived at the ISS.

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