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Sunday, August 1, 2021

SpaceX Dragon will make the first splashdown during the nighttime after 53 years

A SpaceX crew capsule will begin its journey to return on Earth and it will be the first nighttime splashdown for NASA since 1986. You even have the chance to watch it live online from the International Space Station tonight. 

It got planned earlier, but after delays due to bad weather Resilience, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to be undocked from the space station at 8:35 pm. This spacecraft has four NASA astronauts, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi, and Shannon Walker, and they will be returned home after spending six months in space. 

NASA officials said in an update that this will be the first night splashdown of a U.S. crewed spacecraft since Apollo 8 on Dec. 27, 1968, with NASA astronauts Frank Borman, Bill Anders, and Jim Lovell. It was NASA’s first crewed mission to orbit the moon. 

NASA’s Livestream starts at 6 pm and will continue until the splashdown happens, which is scheduled to be done on Saturday at 2:57 am. You can watch NASA’s Livestream here.

It will take around 6.5 hours for the capsule to return to Earth. The hatches between the International Space Station and Crewdragon spacecraft will be closed at 6:20 pm and the undocking will happen two hours later. 

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