SpaceX's first all-European crew splashes down after weeks in orbit
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The crew of Axiom Space's Ax-3 mission safely returned to Earth after completing their journey to the ISS. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the astronauts went through intense reentry conditions, reaching speeds of 17,500 miles per hour and enduring temperatures up to 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit.
A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four astronauts plummeted through our planet's atmosphere at speeds reaching 17,500 miles per hour, eventually drifting down on parachutes to rest in calm waters off the coast of Daytona, Florida.
The successful splashdown marked the end of Axiom's third mission to low Earth orbit. During reentry, the Dragon capsule's heat shields were tested with temperatures estimated at 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit. The crew jettisoned the Dragon's trunk and completed a de-orbit burn to bring the capsule out of Earth's orbit. Despite a temporary disruption in communication due to the plasma envelope created by atmospheric friction, the capsule landed safely with the help of parachutes.
Air speeds of this magnitude create massive amounts of friction, which turns into heat, testing the limits of the capsule's heat shields with temperatures estimated at 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit, according to SpaceX.
Read at Mail Online
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