• The first all-private astronaut crew to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed Monday for landing off the coast of Florida, completing a two-week mission that NASA has touted as a milestone in commercial spaceflight.

  • Launched on April 8 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, they spent 15 days aboard the space station with the seven regular, government-paid ISS crew members: three American astronauts, a German astronaut and three Russian cosmonauts.

  • It was SpaceX’s sixth human spaceflight in nearly two years.