March 1-4 TV Coverage of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Return after #YearInSpace
NASA Television will provide complete coverage Tuesday, March 1, as three crew members depart the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos – the station’s first one-year crew.
NASA Television coverage will begin at 3:10 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 29, when Kelly hands over command of the station to fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra. Coverage continues through Kelly’s return to Houston Wednesday and post-flight briefings on Friday. Complete coverage is as follows:
Monday, Feb. 29
- 3:10 p.m. — Change of command ceremony (Scott Kelly hands over space station command to Tim Kopra)
Tuesday, March 1
- 4:15 p.m. — Farewell and hatch closure coverage; hatch closure scheduled at 4:40 p.m.
- 7:45 p.m. — Undocking coverage; undocking scheduled at 8:05 p.m.
- 10:15 p.m. — Deorbit burn and landing coverage; deorbit burn scheduled at 10:32 p.m., with landing at 11:25 p.m. (10:25 a.m. on March 2, Kazakhstan time)