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Record-Setting NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Prepare for Return to Earth

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Sat Sep 2, 2017 12:03 am via: NASA
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Record-breaking NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and her Expedition 52 crewmates, Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA and Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to depart the International Space Station and return to Earth Saturday, Sept. 2. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide complete coverage of their departure and landing.

The trio will undock their Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft from the space station at 5:58 p.m. EDT and land in Kazakhstan at 9:22 p.m. (7:22 a.m. Sept. 3, Kazakhstan time). NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik has taken over command of the station from Yurchikhin.

The complete schedule of return coverage is as follows (all times EDT):
•2:15 p.m. – farewell and hatch closure (hatch closure at 2:40 p.m.)
•5:30 p.m. – undocking (undocking at 5:58 p.m.)
•8 p.m. – deorbit burn and landing (deorbit burn at 8:29 p.m. and landing at 9:22 p.m.)

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