Videos: Mexican Volcano Popocatepetl’s camera captures SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule as it returns to Earth


9 November 2021 15:33 GMT

According to a video posted by a user on Twitter, the device was also viewed from Mexico City.

On Monday night, a camera from Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Center (CENAPRED) filmed the moment SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule entered Earth, pointing to the volcano Popocatépetl. Return From a six-month journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

According to the Twitter account Webcams de México (@webcamsdemexico), this moment was recorded just after 9:00 pm (local time) by a camera monitoring Popocatépetl’s activity from Tlamacas in the state of Mexico.

A video released by a Twitter user and Skylard confirmed that the return of the Crew Dragon capsule to Earth was also seen from Mexico City.

NASA and SpaceX announced that it had crashed off the coast of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico at 22:33 (03:33 UTC) local time, as planned.

Astronauts Shane Kimberly and Megan McArthur from NASA (US National Aeronautics and Space Administration) arrived in the capsule; Frenchman Thomas Baskett, from ESA (European Space Agency); And Akihiko Hoshide JAXA (Japan Space Agency).

The crew-2 space mission has been carrying out scientific work since April. At 19:05 UTC on Monday, the capsule was successfully removed from the ISS.

Last week, Met A leak in the capsule toilet will force the crew to wear diapers on the return trip, a situation the crew described as “extreme” but manageable.

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