It is time for another change at the International Space Station (ISS). The three astronauts who were part of Expedition 50 will fly back to Earth on Monday morning in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
Expedition commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko of Roscosmos entered Soyuz MS-02 and closed the hatch at 12:45 a.m. EDT Monday. The capsule is scheduled to undock from the space station at 3:57 a.m. EDT. After a journey of about three hours and 20 minutes, it will land in the steppes of Kazakhstan at about 5:20 p.m. local time (7:20 a.m. EDT).
The undocking of the Soyuz capsule from the ISS, the deorbit burn as it nears Earth and its landing are all being broadcast live by NASA TV, which can be watched on the NASA website using this link. Live coverage of the undocking starts 3:30 a.m. EDT.