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Ax-2 Mission | Splashdown

On Tuesday, May 30 at 11:05 a.m. ET, Dragon autonomously undocked from the International Space Station. After performing a series of burns to move away from the space station, Dragon will conduct multiple orbit-lowering maneuvers, jettison its trunk, and re-enter Earth’s atmosphere, landing off the coast of Florida twelve hours later at approximately 11:04 p.m. ET. Aboard the spacecraft will be Ax-2 astronauts Peggy Whitson, John Shoffner, Ali Alqarni, and Rayyanah Barnawi, who flew to the space station on Dragon when Falcon 9 launched the spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, May 21 at 5:37 p.m. ET. Live webcast coverage will begin about one hour before prior to splashdown.

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Ax-2 Mission | Splashdown