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The manned Сrew Dragon spacecraft detaches from the International Space Station (video)

The US Space Agency announced that the Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts on board separated at 14:05 EST (22.5 Moscow time), from the International Space Station.


The Crew Dragon spacecraft had docked with the International Space Station with four astronauts on board, Shane Kimbrough, Megan MacArthur, Akihiko Hoshed and Tom Peske, last April.

And NASA indicates that, before leaving orbit, the spacecraft will make a full 1.5-hour revolution around the International Station, about 200 meters away from it, to take external pictures of it. According to NASA, this process is taking place for the first time since 2011.

The Dragon capsule landed on the special platform in the Atlantic Ocean at 22.33 EST (06.33 Moscow time on Tuesday morning).

NASA plans to launch a third Dragon spacecraft after the tenth of November, carrying four astronauts, Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, Kayla Baron and German astronaut Matthias Maurer.

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