Ax-3 Astronauts Close Dragon Hatch Before Undocking
At 7:25 a.m. EST, the hatch closed between the Dragon spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking and return to Earth of the Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) with astronauts Michael López-Alegría, Walter Villadei, Marcus Wandt, and Alper Gezeravci.
NASA Television will air live coverage resuming at 9 a.m. in advance of the planned departure of Dragon with undocking about 9:20 a.m. and will continue until about 30 minutes after undocking when joint operations with the Axiom and SpaceX mission teams ends.
Today’s undocking will begin the Ax-3 mission’s journey home with splashdown off the coast of Daytona, Florida, targeted for approximately 8:30 a.m. EST Friday, Feb 9.
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