NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission will return to Earth on November 8 and will splashdown off the coast of Florida. The mission’s Crew Dragon spacecraft named Endeavour will undock from the International Space Station on November 7, Sunday, and begin its journey back home.
NASA will preview the mission on November 6 and provide coverage of the mission on NASA TV, through the NASA app and it’s website.
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Aki Hoshide, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will complete 199 days in space at the conclusion of their mission. The spacecraft is all se to return to Earth with about 530 pounds of hardware and scientific investigations.
Endeavour will undock and perform a fly around maneuver to photograph the exterior of the International Space Station after which the Crew Dragon spacecraft will aim for a splashdown at one of seven targeted landing zones in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, informed NASA.
NASA also informed that the Space Agency and SpaceX closely coordinate with the U.S. Coast Guard to establish a safety zone around the expected splashdown location to ensure safety for the public and for those involved in the recovery operations, as well as the crew aboard the returning spacecraft.
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