Wednesday, 13/03/2024, 06:02 (UTC)

Japanese Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa returns to Earth after 6 months in space

After spending 6 months at the International Space Station (ISS), Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa along with 3 other members have returned to Earth. The team landed off the coast of Florida at around 6:50 PM on the 12th, Japan time.

Furukawa stayed on the ISS for 6 months since August of last year, conducting experiments to create high-quality protein crystals for the development of new drugs and also studies aiding future space exploration missions. 

This was Furukawa’s second time on the ISS since 2011. 

Source: NHK

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