Ax-2 Astronauts Undock from Station Inside Dragon Freedom

May 30, 2023: International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are docked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour crew ship and Roscosmos' Soyuz MS-23 crew ship and Progress 83 and 84 resupply ships.
May 30, 2023: International Space Station Configuration. Four spaceships are docked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour crew ship and Roscosmos’ Soyuz MS-23 crew ship and Progress 83 and 84 resupply ships.

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft undocked from the space-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 11:05 a.m. EDT to complete the second all-private astronaut mission to the orbiting laboratory, Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2).

Dragon is slowly maneuvering away from the orbital laboratory into an orbital track that will return the astronaut crew and its cargo safely to Earth, targeting a splashdown off the coast of Panama City, Florida, targeted about 11:04 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 30.

Ax-2 Commander Peggy Whitson, John Shoffner, Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi will complete 9 days in space at the conclusion of their mission. The SpaceX Dragon will return to Earth with more than 300 pounds of science and supplies, including NASA experiments and hardware.

Joint operations with the Axiom and SpaceX mission teams end and NASA coverage of the mission concludes when the spacecraft exits the area of the space station, approximately 30 minutes after undocking.

Axiom Space leads independent mission operations for Ax-2 and will resume coverage of Dragon’s re-entry and splashdown.


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4 thoughts on “Ax-2 Astronauts Undock from Station Inside Dragon Freedom”

  1. Appreciate this current info. Along with one of my next door neighbors, I was able to view the ISS last night from Charlotte, NC. Thank you.

    1. There is a lot of interesting science taking place onboard the space station to promote health on Earth and in space. The Axiom Mission-2 (Ax-2) was very busy conducting advanced microgravity research during their stay on the orbital outpost. Here is a look at the science the Ax-1 and Ax-2 crews performed while living in space… https://go.nasa.gov/43klpbE

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