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After spending 160 days on the International Space Station, four astronauts reunited with their loved ones on the night of May 1 to 2.
Four astronauts who left the International Space Station (ISS) landed on the night of Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 May in Florida, United States, aboard a capsule of the SpaceX spacecraft. Several boats were deployed to retrieve the capsule. After 168 days on the ISS and six hours of travel, the astronauts are finally walking on dry land.
One of them, the American commander Michael Hopkins, even took a small dance step when he took his first steps. “We just want to thank you, it’s amazing what can be accomplished when people are together. You are changing the world, congratulations, it’s great to be back.”, he said. They were part of the first crew and had welcomed Thomas Pesquet on his arrival. This is the first operational mission to be brought back to Earth by SpaceX.