CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden are back on Earth, ending a private three-week trip to the International Space Station.
Their SpaceX capsule parachuted into the Atlantic on Friday off the Florida coast.
The trio were accompanied by a retired NASA astronaut who now works for the Houston company that arranged the chartered flight.
Turkey, Italy and Sweden financed the mission, paying roughly $55 million apiece.
Turkey’s Alper Gezeravci is the first person from his country to rocket to space.