After 10 days in space, Dragon and Axiom Space’s Ax-2 astronauts Peggy Whitson, John Shoffner, Ali Alqarni, and Rayyanah Barnawi, returned to Earth, splashing down off the coast of Florida at 11:04 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 30.
Falcon 9 launched Dragon and the Ax-2 crew to the orbiting laboratory on Sunday, May 21 at 5:37 p.m. ET from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Ax-2 was Axiom Space’s second private astronaut mission to the International Space Station, and the second of four missions SpaceX will launch to the space station on behalf of Axiom Space via SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon vehicles.