Crew-4 Astronauts Ready for ISS Departure Written 13 October 2022


SpaceX Crew-4 Portrait with NASA astronauts, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, Kjell Lindgren and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti. | Credit/Photographers: Joshua Valcarcel, Robert Markowitz and Norah Moran; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Orlando (FL) Sentinel reports, “After nearly half a year in space, the four astronauts of Crew-4 are set to climb back into the SpaceX Crew Dragon Freedom for its return trip to Florida.” NASA’s Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, along with the ESA’s Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy, launched from the Kennedy Space Center in April and have spent nearly 170 days onboard the station. Upon its departure, Crew Dragon Freedom will be making its first return to Earth.
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