At 7:26 p.m. EDT, the hatch closed between the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft and the International Space Station in preparation for undocking and return to Earth of the Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) with astronauts Michael Lopez-Alegria, Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe, and Mark Pathy.
NASA Television will air live coverage resuming at 8:30 p.m. in advance of the planned departure of Dragon Endeavour with undocking at 9:10 p.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-1 mission’s journey home with splashdown off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida, no earlier 1:06 p.m. EDT Monday, April 25.
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