Washington:After being in space for three days, Inspiration 4X returned to Earth at 4.30 am Indian time on Sunday.SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft landed safely in the Atlantic.Expressing happiness, Elon Musk tweeted and congratulated, while SpaceX welcomed the crew members back to Earth and wrote – Welcome back!
#WATCH | After orbiting Earth for 3 days, four astronauts of Inspiration4 flying aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft safely splashed down in Atlantic Ocean off coast Florida, US today, marking the completion of world’s first all-civilian human spaceflight to orbit— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2021
(Video: SpaceX) pic.twitter.com/HNeuHq3b2t
SpaceX tweeted at 3 am on Sunday morning Indian time and said that the weather is good and this crew can comfortably land in the Atlantic Sea.It has now reached its final grade.It will land back in the Atlantic Sea near the coast of Florida at 7:06 p.m. (EDT).
According to the Inspiration4 team, Dragon has a domed window, inspired by the cupola on the International Space Station.The mission of Elon Musk's company SpaceX is led by tech entrepreneur Jared Isaacman and accompanied by medical officer Haley Arsinaux, a medical assistant at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and pediatric cancer, mission specialist Chris Sambrowski, Air Force veteran and Dr. Sean Proctor is an aerospace data engineer and mission pilot.
Inspiration 4X tweeted and informed that the crew members on the mission interacted with the patients of St. Jude Children's Hospital from space which is amazing in itself.
Our crew chatted from space with the patients of @StJude! Watch the event here: https://t.co/LP6ZHOO8cq— Inspiration4 (@inspiration4x) September 17, 2021
Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: https://t.co/wXT4XvHT2P pic.twitter.com/OyOtGNpEXE
Inspiration 4 said in one of its tweets, "The Haystack Inspiration 4 crew's first day in space was incredible!They have completed more than 15 orbits around planet Earth since liftoff and are making full use of the Dragon Cupola.SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, "Spoke with the Inspiration 4X crew.Everything is fine.He traveled around the Earth 5.5 times, completing his first round of scientific research.