The astronauts’ first all-private mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is about to return home, and you can watch the game live.
One SpaceX The Dragon capsule carries the ship’s crew of four Ax quest 1 The orbiting laboratory is scheduled to leave today (April 23) after a two-week stay. The gates between the Dragon and the International Space Station will close at around 4:30 p.m. EDT (2030 GMT), and SpaceX will descend just two hours later.
You can see these sights live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly through the space agency. Coverage of the hatch closing will begin at 4:15pm EST (2015 GMT), and the undocking webcast will begin at 6:15pm EST (2215 GMT).
If all goes according to plan, the Dragon capsule, called Endeavor, will take off off the coast of Florida on Sunday (April 24) at 1:46 p.m. EDT (1746 GMT). You can follow the procedure directly here too, courtesy of intuitive space, the company that organized the Ax-1 mission. Axiom’s webcast will begin at 12:45 PM EDT (1645 GMT) on Sunday.
The Ax-1 is led by former NASA astronaut Michael Lopez Alegria, who is now the vice president of business development for Axiom. The other three crew members pay the customers – American Larry Connor, Canadian Mark Pathy and Israeli Eitan Stipe.
ax 1 It was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 8 and arrived at the International Space Station the next day. The mission was supposed to leave the orbital laboratory on Tuesday (April 19), but the weather is bad in the spray area. Pay a few days ago.
This delay affected the astronauts’ next mission, the NASA Crew-4 flight. Crew-4 was scheduled to take off on Saturday but it’s taking off now Not before Tuesday (April 26). NASA officials said they want a two-day window between the launch of the Ax-1 and the launch of Crew-4, to allow time for data analysis and other preparations.
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