NASA will operate a dwell broadcast of the return to Earth of American astronaut Mark Vande Hei soon after a file-breaking 355-working day mission aboard the International Room Station (ISS). Alongside with Vande Hei, two Russian cosmonauts — Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov — will also contact down in Kazakhstan aboard a Soyuz MS-19 capsule on March 30. The Soyuz will undock from the Rassvet module, heading for a parachute-assisted landing, NASA mentioned. On March 15, Vande Hei has surpassed Scott Kelly’s earlier held document of 340 consecutive times in room.
NASA has announced it will provide live coverage of Vande Hei’s return, from undocking to landing. The agenda is as follows:
- Farewells and hatch closure: March 30 at 9am IST
- Undocking: March 30 at 12:15pm IST
- Deorbit: March 30 at 3:45pm IST
- Landing: March 30 at 4:58pm IST
Prior to his departure for Earth, Shkaplerov will hand about command of the area station to NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn. This function will also air stay on March 29 at 7:15pm IST.
Just after landing, the 3 will break up up, as for every standard crew return follow. Vande Hei will return to his household in Houston, and the cosmonauts will fly back again to their schooling base in Star City, Russia, reported NASA.
Shortly following surpassing the report for staying on the area station, Vande Hei spoke about his working experience during the extensive mission. In a video shared by ISS on Twitter, Vande Hei reported he had an indoor job for virtually a yr and now he’s seeking forward to “being outside no make any difference what sort of weather”.
— Worldwide House Station (@Area_Station) March 16, 2022
Asked no matter whether spending time in area has altered his view of Earth, Vande Hei said, “You are really in space. The only point separating you from the vacuum of room is that cherished slender layer of ambiance that we simply call home”.
Vande Hei and Dubrov took off from Earth for the ISS on April 9, 2021. Shkaplerov launched on Oct 5.