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Watch live this Saturday! Astronauts Return Home From ISS on Crew Dragon

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The Demo-2 mission, a collaboration between NASA and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, marked the first official test flight with actual humans aboard, launching from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 30.

When are the astronauts coming back?

The spacecraft is set to undock from the ISS around 8 pm ET on Saturday, August 1, with plans for its official splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean the next day Sunday, August 2, around 3 pm.

In order for NASA to fully certify the Demo-2 mission as a success, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will need to successfully return to Earth onboard the Crew Dragon.

Wes O’Donnell is an Army and Air Force veteran and writer covering military and tech topics. As a sought-after professional speaker, Wes has presented at U.S. Air Force Academy, Fortune 500 companies, and TEDx, covering trending topics from data visualization to leadership and veterans’ advocacy. As a filmmaker, he directed the award-winning short film, “Memorial Day.”

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