Here's how to watch SpaceX Crew-7's retreat to earth

Team SpaceX Crew-7 will end with Crew Dragon coming down in the ocean off coast of Florida
An undated image displaying an spacecraft lifting off the ground. — Unsplash
An undated image displaying an spacecraft lifting off the ground. — Unsplash

The descent of the entire team of SpaceX’s Crew-7 from International Space Station (ISS) is only a couple of hours away from us, bringing back home those who flew about 250 miles above Earth after a six-and-a-half month stay. 

From IIS, the Crew Dragon spacecraft will board NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov after 11 am ET today (March 11).

Mogensen, who has impressed people on Earth with his photography skills for the past six months, stated on Sunday that his time aboard the ISS had been “the adventure of a lifetime.” 

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NASA's live stream will feature footage from various cameras both inside and outside the Crew Dragon, as well as the communication between the crew and Mission Control on the ground. 

A commentator will provide explanations of the events as the crew prepares to leave the station. The detach of the spacecraft and the initial part of Crew-7's journey back home will be live streamed by NASA. 

The broadcast will then resume streaming the crew approaching the final stages of their journey, heading towards Earth and eventually being slowed down by the capsule's large parachutes. The journey will conclude with the Crew Dragon landing in the ocean off the coast of Florida.

Coverage of SpaceX’s Crew-7 hatch closure will start at 9 a.m. ET on Monday, March 11, with the actual closure expected around 9:15 a.m. ET, and the undocking at 11:05 a.m. ET.

NASA will commence coverage of Crew-7's deorbit and splashdown on Tuesday at 4:30 a.m. ET. The splashdown is expected to occur around 5:35 a.m., depending on the final location selection.