Three Russian cosmonauts will return to Earth on Thursday (September 29), and you can watch it all live.
Their Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from the International Space Station’s Prichal module at 3:34 a.m. EDT (0734 GMT) and arrive in Kazakhstan, outside the remote town of Dzhezkazgan, at 6:57 a.m. EDT United States (1057 GMT or 4:57 AM local time), NASA officials (Opens in a new tab) He said.
The live undocking and re-entry broadcast will be available here at Space.com, via NASA TV (Opens in a new tab), as well as on the agency’s website, app, and social media. The undocking coverage will begin at 3:15 AM ET (0715 GMT) and the landing coverage will begin at 5:45 AM ET (0945 GMT).
The trio was launched to the International Space Station on March 18, less than a month after the launch Russian invasion of Ukraine I started, and Soyuz took first place All-Russian cosmonaut crew At 22 years old.
Expedition 67 Premium Many spacewalks To prepare and integrate the European robotic arm on the Russian side of the space station, in addition to the robotic capabilities used by Canada Canadarm2 and the Japanese Kibo unit arm. (One on August 17 in space cut off due to problems with Artemyev’s suit, which was resolved before the next flight.)
During the leadership change ceremony on Wednesday (September 28), outgoing Expedition 67 commander Artemyev appeared to be Alludes to the ongoing war. “In the end, our war will end everywhere,” he said.
Samantha Cristoforetti, Commander of Expedition 68, is the first European woman to command the International Space Station and the fifth European woman to do so overall. After leaving Artemyev, Matveyev, and Korsakov, she will share the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Heinz, Jessica Watkins, Kjell Lindgren and Frank Rubio, along with astronauts Sergei Prokopyev and Dmitriy Petlin.
The next manned launch to the International Space Station is expected to take place no later than October 5. Crew-5, a mission that will take place on a ship SpaceX Dragon Crew A spacecraft, scheduled to launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The Multinational crew -5 It will include a seat for Anna Kekina, the first Russian cosmonaut to fly to the International Space Station on a commercial US spacecraft, along with NASA’s Nicole Mann (who will become The first Native American woman In Space), NASA’s Josh Casada and Japan’s Koichi Wakata.
Crew-5 launch has been delayed for at least two days due to potential The “disastrous” arrival of Hurricane Ian In Florida, as some officials described it as a storm. NASA He confirmed that the new launch date is tentative and dependent on the center’s recovery after the hurricane, which brought Category 4 winds to the state.
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