WATCH: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 Passes Over the Four States During Re-Entry

JOPLIN, Mo. — NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico at 4:50 a.m. CDT (0950 UTC).

Upon re-entry, people living in several states, including the Four State area will be able to see Dragon as it re-enters Earth’s atmosphere.

According to the map released by NASA, viewers in Joplin, Missouri should look 20-45° above the western horizon around 4:38 a.m. CDT.

Viewers closer to Miami, Oklahoma should be able to see the spacecraft at 4:38 a.m. CDT (time on the map above is in EDT or Eastern Time) around 45-90° above the west-southwestern horizon.

NASA will have live coverage of the re-entry and splashdown on their website starting at 3:30 a.m. CDT.

<em>SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft carrying the Crew-7 quartet approaches the International Space Station for docking on August 27, 2023, as it soared 261 miles above the Atlantic Ocean.</em> (<em><strong>Via nasa.gov</strong></em>)
SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft carrying the Crew-7 quartet approaches the International Space Station for docking on August 27, 2023, as it soared 261 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. (Via nasa.gov)

The mission launched August 26, 2023, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The spacecraft with four astronauts on board undocked from the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 10:20 a.m. CDT on March 11, 2024.

This will complete the nearly six-month science mission. Another group of 4 astronauts blasted off on March 3, 2024 to replace the four who are coming back to Earth.

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