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After 199 days in space, NASA's Crew-7 returns to Earth.

ScienceAfter 199 days in space, NASA's Crew-7 returns to Earth.

The Crew-7 mission, part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, safely returned after 199 days in space, marking significant accomplishments for its international crew and contributing to various scientific experiments. The international crew of four spent 199 days in space. A group of people returned to Earth at 5:47 a.m. The crew will go to the Johnson Space Center in Houston after they return to shore. The international crew of the International Space Station demonstrated that space is all of us. The science experiments conducted in space will help prepare for NASA's bold missions at the Moon, Mars, and beyond, all while benefiting humanity here on Earth.

There are mission achievements and experiments.

The Crew-7 mission lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Crew-7 left at 11:20 a.m. on Monday, March 11. The Crew-7 mission took four people to travel 84,431,094 miles, spend 199 days on the space station, and complete 3,184 laps around Earth. Mogensen and Furukawa have both been in space for over 300 days. One spacewalk was done by Moghbeli and O'hara to replace one of the 12 trundle bearing assembly on the port solar alpha rotary joint which allows the array to track the Sun and generate electricity. The crew contributed to hundreds of experiments and technology demonstrations, including the first study of human response to different spaceflight durations.

The third flight of the Dragon was called Endurance. The Dragon will return to Florida to be inspected, analyzed, and processed for its next flight at the refurbished facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The Crew-7 flight is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program and its return to Earth follows on the heels of NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 launch, which docked to the station March 5. The goal of NASA's Commercial Crew Program is safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station. This has increased the opportunity for discovery and has helped NASA prepare for human exploration of the Moon and Mars.

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