Marcus Wandt, Muninn MissionWandt Marcus (Sweden)

First flight on Earth for Marcus after Muninn mission

Credits: ESA - S. Corvaja

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ESA project astronaut Marcus Wandt from Sweden leaves the helicopter that brought him from the sea to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, just a few hours after splashdown. Marcus underwent initial medical checks aboard the boat before being flown by the helicopter. Marcus returned to Earth on 9 February at 13:30 GMT/14:30 CET, marking the end of his Muninn mission to the International Space Station. He and the other three astronauts from Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) landed in their Dragon spacecraft off the coast of Florida, USA, after spending 20 days in space. Marcus’s crewmates from Ax-3 were Walter Villadei from Italy, Alper Gezeravcı from Türkiye and Michael López-Alegría, representing both USA and Spain as a dual-citizen. Marcus blasted into space towards the Space Station on 18 January 2024. During his time on board, Marcus supported nearly 20 European experiments and spent more than 100 hours conducting science and technology demonstrations. Marcus is the first of a new generation of European astronauts to fly on a commercial human spaceflight opportunity with Axiom Space. His mission is supported by ESA and the Swedish National Space Agency (SNSA).

Event Date
Release Date
Muninn Mission / Axiom 3
Human and Robotic Exploration
Florida - Kennedy Space Center