Congratulations SpaceX – Axiom 2’s Safe Return to Earth
Spacw.com reported the mission as follows, “The four astronauts of the private Ax-2 mission returned to Earth in their SpaceX Dragon capsule late Tuesday night (May 30).
That Dragon, named Freedom, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) earlier in the day at 11:05 a.m. EDT (1505 GMT), ending a 10-day mission that included eight days docked at the orbiting lab. Freedom returned to Earth 12 hours later with a flawless splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida at 11:04 p.m. EDT (0304 GMT on May 31), ending the Ax-2 mission by SpaceX for the Houston-based company Axiom Space.
“SpaceX, we would like to tell you, that was a phenomenal ride,” said Ax-2 commander Peggy Whitson, a former NASA astronaut and veteran of four spaceflights, just after splashdown. “We really enjoyed all of it.”
Please use the following spaceX.com link for a replay of the launch.