Finally home 😎

@Astro_SEAL and his crewmates are all smiles after having exited the Soyuz spacecraft. They will be on their way home soon, having completed their mission aboard the @Space_Station:

Welcome home @Astro_SEAL! 🌏

One of our @NASA_Astronauts Chris Cassidy and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner have safely landed in Kazakhstan at 10:54pm ET after spending 196 days in space:

[email protected]_SEAL of @NASA_Astronauts and Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of @Roscosmos just completed the re-entry phase of their return to Earth.

📍Landing in Kazakhstan is scheduled for 10:55pm ET:

LIVE NOW: Almost home! @Astro_SEAL and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of @Roscosmos have departed the @Space_Station aboard their Soyuz spacecraft and are preparing for a parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan:

🗓️ Mark your calendars: We will be revealing a new discovery about the surface of the Moon from our airborne @SOFIATelescope observatory, and YOU are invited.

✏️ Pencil us in for 12pm ET on Monday, Oct. 26! To participate:

During his time on board the @Space_Station over the past six months, @Astro_SEAL conducted four spacewalks — bringing his total to 10 over the course of his career. He is now tied for most spacewalks by @NASA_Astronauts.

🛰️ LIVE NOW: The journey back to Earth begins! One of our @NASA_Astronauts, @Astro_SEAL, and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin & Ivan Vagner of @Roscosmos are undocking their Soyuz from the @Space_Station and heading home:

🔴HAPPENING NOW: You ask, we answer! Join us for a Live Q&A where @OSIRISREx team members answer YOUR questions about TAG, asteroids, & more. Use to participate!

TAG! We're it!

Just released: new @OSIRISREx views from yesterday as our spacecraft touched the surface of asteroid Bennu for about six seconds, and used its robotic arm to attempt to collect a sample of rocks & dust:

"Particles are flying all over the place. We really did kind of make a mess on the surface of this asteroid, but it's a good mess, it's the kind of mess we were hoping for." - @OSIRISREx principal investigator Dante Lauretta on the new sample collection images.

"The sampling event went really well... and I think the chances that there's material inside the TAGSAM head have gone way up based on analysis of these images." @OSIRISREx principal investigator Dante Lauretta on the likelihood that the TAG of asteroid Bennu captured material.

"Maybe one more time - it's just so cool. I must have watched it about a hundred times last night." - @OSIRISREx principal investigator Dante Lauretta of @UArizonaLPL reveals the first images from the spacecraft's TAG of asteroid Bennu yesterday.

After 196 days in space and 3,136 orbits of Earth, @Astro_Seal & Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner of @roscosmos have said farewell to their @Space_Station crewmates. The hatch of their Soyuz spacecraft closed at 4:24 pm ET.

🚀 Tonight, they'll begin their journey home!

As we await hatch closure of the Soyuz spacecraft, let’s take a walk down memory lane.

🚀 Here’s a look back at Chris Cassidy (@Astro_SEAL) and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner launching to the @Space_Station on April 9, 2020.

HAPPENING LIVE: Chris Cassidy (@Astro_Seal) and cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner say goodbye to their @Space_Station crewmates ahead of their departure tonight for the journey home to Earth.

👋 Watch the hatch close on their Soyuz spacecraft:

👨‍🚀 @Astro_SEAL’s scientific journey aboard the @Space_Station has been nothing short of extraordinary, filled with milestones for space exploration as well as @ISS_Research helping benefit to humanity. Dive into the work he enabled while in microgravity:

Today: the latest from , & 3 space travelers including @Astro_SEAL return home. All times ET:

3:30pm: Soyuz hatch closing at @Space_Station
5pm: @OSIRISREx news update
6:15pm: @OSIRISREx live Q&A
7pm: Soyuz undocks
9:30pm: Soyuz landing


"We think we actually might be coming back with a baby picture of what the solar system was like, of what our chemistry was like billions of years ago." - @NASAGoddard's Dr. Michelle Thaller explains why we sent @OSIRISREx to capture an asteroid sample.

"Sample collection is complete." "All right! We're on our way back!" After a TAG (Touch-And-Go) maneuver to capture a sample, our @OSIRISREx spacecraft fired its thrusters to back away from asteroid Bennu’s surface and navigate to a safe distance away.

🔥 Matchpoint Burn completed. "We've got about 10 minutes before contact with the asteroid surface." @OSIRISREx is maneuvering to match the speed and spin of asteroid Bennu before its final descent to the surface.

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