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Trio Boards Soyuz Crew Ship and Closes Hatch – Space Station

NASATrio Boards Soyuz Crew Ship and Closes Hatch – Space Station

The Soyuz MS-24 crew ship is pictured docked to the Rassvet module in January 2024 as the space station orbited 268 miles above the Tasman Sea.

At 8:45 p.m. EDT, the hatch closed between the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking. NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya of Belarus are scheduled to undock their Soyuz spacecraft at 11:54 p.m. to begin their journey back home.

Mission coverage will continue on NASA+, NASA TV, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website at the following times (all EDT):

Friday, April 5

  • 11:30 p.m. – NASA’s undocking coverage begins
  • 11:54 p.m. – Undocking

Saturday, April 6

  • 2 a.m. – NASA’s coverage of deorbit burn and landing begins
  • 3:17 a.m. – Landing

The Soyuz 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.

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.

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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