The undocking of the Ax-1 crew from the International Space Station has been delayed due to bad weather. The undoing is scheduled to take place at 8:55 p.m. A splashdown is planned for Monday at 1 p.m. The time is 1700 GMT.
You can watch the departure of the first-ever all-private mission to the International Space Station.
The four crew members of the Ax-1 mission are due to leave the space station today. The Dragon and the International Space Station will close their hatches at 4:30 p.m. Just over two hours later, the craft will undock.
You can watch them live at Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly via the space agency. The coverage of hatch closure will begin at 1:45 p.m. The undocking will begin at 6:30 p.m. The time is 2215 GMT.
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There are live updates on the private mission to space station.
The Dragon capsule will splash down off the Florida coast at 1:45 pm on Sunday if all goes according to plan. The time is 1746 GMT. You can follow the action here, too, thanks to the company that organized the mission. The splashdown will begin at 12:45 p.m. On Sunday.
The vice president of business development at Axiom is a former NASA Astronaut named Michael L.pez-Alegr. The other crew members are paying their customers.
On April 8th, Ax-1 was launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket and arrived at the International Space Station a day later. Bad weather in the splashdown zone delayed the departure of the mission by a few days.
The Crew-4 flight for NASA was impacted by that delay. Crew-4 had been scheduled to lift off on Saturday, but it will now launch on Tuesday. NASA wants a two-day window between Crew-4's launch and the splashdown of Ax-1 to allow time for data analysis and other preparations.
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