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WASHINGTON: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 returned to Earth on Saturday (March 11) after spending five months on the International Space Station, a live-streaming video broadcast by the US Space Agency showed.

On board the SpaceX Endurance capsule were Japanese Koichi Wakata, Russian astronaut Anna Kikina, and NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Kasada.

Just after 9:00 PM local time (0200 GMT), it touched down in the Gulf of Mexico off the west coast of Florida.

Crew 5, which launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida in early October 2022, was Wakata’s fifth space mission and the first for Kasada, Kikina and Mann, according to NASA.

Before leaving the ISS, Crew 5 met with members of the follow-on Crew 6 mission, which launched from Cape Canaveral on March 1.

Less than a week later, a Soyuz rocket was launched from Kazakhstan to replace another Russian ship, MS-22, which was damaged while connecting to the ISS.

The three members of MS-22, one American and two Russians, were originally scheduled to return in late March after spending about six months in space, but have now spent almost a year. I’m here.

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