“And off they go!”, Nasa tweeted on Sunday August 2, announcing that Americans Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley had left the International Space Station (ISS) to return to Earth.
The first ones astronauts to have reached the ISS aboard an American aircraft in almost ten years are left Saturday, in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, despite hurricane risks in Florida. On the images of NASA, we see it slowly and smoothly detaching from the craft in the darkness of space.
A few hours earlier, the two astronauts had said goodbye to the three colleagues they left behind.
The docking was done on time, around 23:34 GMT, two months after the arrival of the two men on board the capsule created by the company of the eccentric entrepreneur Elon Musk, said the US space agency, adding that it was taking “a safe trajectory”.
The landing is scheduled for Sunday at 14:41 (18:41 (…)