Axiom-1, first all-private crew, set to return to Earth this weekend after historic mission to ISS

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The crew of the first all-private mission to the International Space Station will start their trip back to Earth on Saturday.

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The Axiom Mission 1 is set to undock and depart from the ISS at 8:35 p.m.

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The crew will then de-orbit their spacecraft for a splash-down landing off the coast of Florida around 1:46 p.m. on Sunday.

The Axiom crew was originally supposed to undock on Tuesday, but rough weather conditions delayed their departure.

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After the Axiom crew leaves the ISS, there will be room for the arrival of SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts.

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The earliest launch date for that Crew-4 mission is at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday.

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