Tomorrow, Sunday, November 7, four astronauts will return home from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, during a busy period of back and forth at the station. They will travel all afternoon, evening and night, and are expected to land off the coast of Florida early in the morning of Monday, November 8. NASA will be broadcasting the astronauts journey live and we’ve got the details on how you can watch from home.
The four crew members are NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Aki Hoshide and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who will have spent 199 days in space for this mission. They have been living on the ISS since April this year as part of the Crew-2 mission, named after it is the second operational mission for SpaceX’s astronaut capsule, the Crew Dragon.
They will return home aboard the Crew Dragon named Endeavor, which is due to leave the station on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET (10:05 a.m.PT), containing the four crew members as well as 530 pounds of equipment and scientific research. . After a final flight around the station, Endeavor will make its way to Earth to land in the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida at 7.14am ET (4.14am PT) Monday.
Undocking and the trip to landing will be streamed live on NASA TV, which you can watch either using the embedded video at the top of this page or by going to the NASA website. Sunday’s coverage begins at 10:45 a.m. ET (7:45 a.m. PT), with the hatch between the Crew Dragon and the ISS scheduled to close at 11:10 a.m. ET (8:10 a.m. PT). The Crew Dragon undocking from the station is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. ET (9.45 a.m. PT), and then you can watch updates throughout the day and night until the landing coverage on Monday morning.
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