Astronauts leave ISS, begin return journey to Earth on SpaceX craft

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour

This handout image released on April 28, 2021 courtesy of NASA, shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour as it approached the International Space Station less than one day after launching from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 24, 2021.

Photo credit: Handout | NASA | AFP

What you need to know:

  • NASA livestream footage showed the Crew Dragon capsule moving off into the dark as it began its journey back to Earth, its rear engines lighting up in small flashes.

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