It is always a bittersweet moment when astronauts finish their given mission to the ISS and NASA decided to record every moment of this occasion this time. Astronauts Kate Rubins, Anatoly Ivanishin, and Takuya Onishi’s departure will be live streamed as they end 115 days in orbit. Departure procedure will start October 29th at 4:45PM Eastern and then they will get onboard the Soyuz spacecraft and say goodbye to the International Space Station.At 8:37PM the undocking from ISS will begin and at 11:06PM the deorbit burn should start. If everything runs smoothly then at 11:59PMthe team will touch down Earth.
This is not the longest stay in space, that record goes to Scott Kelly, He spent a staggering 340 days aboard the ISS. But this is still an important milestone. This is first event onboard the ISS which will be live streamed. We can expect more of these events in the future. Meanwhile, the 50th expedition under NASA’s Shane Kimbrough will commence as soon as the Earthbound crew undocks. Three more astronauts will join the ISS 3 weeks later. That is a lot of trips and it shows how busy the ISS been for the last few years.
Are you going to watch the live stream?