On April 23, 2021, Falcon 9 launched Dragon with astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Akihiko Hoshide, and Thomas Pesquet on board to the International Space Station for a six-month operational mission. After 199 days in space – the longest duration mission for a U.S. spacecraft – Dragon and the Crew-2 astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, November 8, 2021.