Four astronauts, part of the Crew-6 mission jointly run by NASA and SpaceX, completed a six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS) while Hurricane Idalia affected Florida. They left the ISS at 7:05 a.m. Eastern Time on a Sunday, returning to Earth in the Crew Dragon capsule at 12:17 a.m. Eastern Time the following day. Crew-6 included Stephen Bowen, Warren “Woody” Hoburg, Sultan Alneyadi (the UAE’s second astronaut in space), and Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev. They faced challenges from Hurricane Idalia while working on over 200 projects, focusing on research and innovation during their ISS tenure. Axiom Mission 2, with an American businessman and two Saudi Arabian astronauts, demonstrated NASA’s dedication to low-Earth orbit commercial activities, including space tourism. The returning astronauts also acknowledged Frank Rubio, who is nearing a record for the longest U.S. astronaut stay in microgravity due to a coolant leak in the Russian Soyuz spacecraft, extending his mission. In conclusion, Crew-6’s safe return underscores their space expertise and NASA-SpaceX resilience during crises, inspiring future space exploration and expanding our knowledge of Earth and beyond.