LIVE STREAM: Watch International Space Station Crew Return to Earth


Today, Expedition 48 from the International Space Station will return to Earth. This includes Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA, Soyuz Commander Alexey Ovchinin, and Flight Engineer Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency. They are returning after spending 172 days in space since launching March 2016.

The coverage of the crew’s return will begin around 2:15 p.m. Eastern and will run until they land at 9:14 p.m. Eastern.

You can watch their return on the video above. If for any reason that video stops working, try the video below instead:

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Here’s the schedule for the crew’s return to Earth, according to NASA. All times are Eastern:

  • 2:15 p.m. — Farewell and hatch closure coverage begins
  • 2:30 p.m. — Hatch closure schedule
  • 5:30 p.m. — Undocking coverage begins
  • 5:51 p.m. — Undocking scheduled to occur
  • 8:00 p.m. — Deorbit burn and landing coverage begins
  • 8:21 p.m. — Deorbit burn scheduled
  • 9:14 p.m. — ISS crew lands in Kazakhstan

On Twitter, the International Space Station shared these photos of the views that the astronauts are leaving behind:

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