Just four days later, the astronauts of Crew-1, which launched last November, will make their thrilling ride back to Earth.
Th Crew-1 astronauts are NASA’s Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, as well as JAXA’s Soichi Noguchi.
The astronauts are expected to land just off the coast of Florida just seven hours later, after spending 164 days in microgravity.
However, NASA noted: “Their return date and time are dependent on having a healthy spacecraft and favourable weather in the selected splashdown zone.”
Even more excitingly, the particular Crew Dragon that will launch to space this Friday, has been used by SpaceX on two previous missions.