Crew members aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off Florida's Gulf coast, returning safely from a five-month science mission on the International Space Station.
The crew's six-month science mission will encompass about 200 experiments and technology demonstrations, from research on human cell growth to controlling combustible materials in microgravity.
An uncrewed Russian Soyuz vessel took off from Kazakhstan for the ISS to eventually bring home US astronaut Frank Rubio and Russian cosmonauts Dmitry Petelin and Sergei Prokopyev whose return vehicle was damaged by a tiny meteoroid.
During his six months in orbit AlNeyadi says he would like to observe the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims typically fast from dawn to sunset.
The Russian space corporation is launching a new Soyuz MS-23 capsule to return three crew members to Earth after damage was found on the capsule they used to land at the space station.
After over two decades of cooperation with the US, Russia says it will leave ISS after 2024 and start putting together a Russian orbital station.
The agreement comes despite the European Space Agency earlier this week terminating its relationship with Russia on a mission to put a rover on Mars.
Astronaut capsule returns from ISS and lands in New Mexico, capping a high-stakes test flight as NASA's next vehicle for carrying humans to orbit.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts parachuted into calm seas in darkness at the conclusion of a 23-hour-plus autonomous flight home from the ISS.
Elon Musk's company has launched Crew-4 to the International Space Station to carry out hundreds of scientific experiments.
The landing marked the official end of the first fully-private mission to the orbiting outpost and a turning point in NASA's goal to commercialise the region of space called low Earth orbit.
US Vice President Kamala Harris, who chairs the National Space Council, will make the announcement of a self-imposed US ban at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the White House says.
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