Thursday, May 23, 2024

Three Crew Members Departing Station Live on NASA TV – Space Station

NASAThree Crew Members Departing Station Live on NASA TV – Space Station


(From left) NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya will ride the Soyuz MS-24 crew ship back to Earth.

Live coverage of NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus’ departure from the International Space Station is underway.

At 11:54 p.m. EDT the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft will undock from the Rassvet module, heading for a parachute-assisted landing at 3:17 a.m. (12:17 p.m. Kazakhstan time) on the steppe of Kazakhstan, southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan.

Supporting NASA’s Artemis campaign, O’Hara’s mission helped prepare for exploration of the Moon and Mars. She is completing approximately 3,264 orbits of the Earth and a journey of more than 86.5 million miles. O’Hara worked on scientific activities aboard the space station, including investigating heart health, cancer treatments, and space manufacturing techniques during her stay aboard the orbiting laboratory.

With the undocking of the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft with O’Hara, Novitskiy and Vasilevskaya, Expedition 71 will officially begin aboard the station. NASA astronauts Michael Barratt, Matthew Dominick, Tracy Dyson, and Jeannette Epps as well as Roscosmos cosmonauts Nikolai Chub and Oleg Kononenko make up Expedition 71 and will remain on the station until this fall.


Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog, @space_station and @ISS_Research on X, as well as the ISS Facebook and ISS Instagram accounts.

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