Expedition 57 Landing: Watch December 20th/19th

On December 20th there will be a landing! The current astronauts at the International Space Station will be concluding their mission. Here is a brief quote from NASA's website " Astronauts Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency (ESA), and cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, will undock their Soyuz spacecraft from the International Space Station and land in Kazakhstan." Below you can learn a little bit more about the length of the mission. You can also learn where to watch the landing! I feel like not enough people anymore are excited by things such as this. But just imagine these are people who have been in space for half a year roughly. Now they through technology and rockets will land back at home. I think it's important to just sit back and look at the sophistication going on here. It is definitely something we should appreciate and admire. If you have some free time you should definitely give it a watch!

You Can Watch The Landing!

This mission lasted 197 days! They also had 3,152 orbits of earth and traveled 83.3 million miles. Now they are coming back home! (Source) You can watch this on NASA television or on this website on December 19th. At 4:40 p.m. Wednesday will be a ceremony of the change of command, 4:45 p.m. is the goodbye. Then at 7:45 p.m. you can see the undocking coverage. At 10:45 p.m. will be the actual landing coverage, the final landing time will be December 20th 12:03 a.m. After undocking Expedition 58 will take over the station.

Learn More!

This website has posted many articles on Expedition 57! It is really a great resource.

NASA's page on the mission, has some great pictures!


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