Splashdown of Axiom 3 Mission with Marcus Wandt


After almost 20 days on the International Space Station, ESA project astronaut Marcus Wandt is coming home.

The trip back to Earth will take the Axiom Mission 3 crew around 47 hours. Marcus will serve as a mission specialist during the journey, sharing the ride with Walter Villadei from Italy, Alper Gezeravcı from Türkiye and Michael López-Alegría, a dual US-Spanish citizen.

After a series of burns to lower its orbit, the spacecraft will enter Earth’s atmosphere and deploy its parachutes for a water-landing. Marcus and crew are expected to splash down off the coast of Florida, USA, on 9 February 2024 at 13:30 GMT/14:30 CET. This will mark the end of Marcus’s mission, called Muninn.

Muninn website: https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration/Human_and_Robotic_Exploration/muninn
Marcus Wandt’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esaastro_marcus/
Marcus Wandt’s X: https://twitter.com/astro_marcus

Timestaps of the video:
00:00:00 – 00:14:30 – Pre-Splashdown programme
00:14:31 – 00:20:50 – Trunk Jettison / Claw Separation
00:20:51 – 00:36:00 – Deorbit Burn
00:36:01 – 01:02:40 – Nosecone Closed
01:02:41 – 01:03:30 – Drogue Parachutes Deploy
01:03:31 – 01:06:30 – Main Parachutes Deploy
01:06:31 – 01:53:10 – Splashdown
01:53:11 – 02:00:00 – Hatch Opening
02:00:01 – 02:09:16 – Axiom 3 Mission Crew Egress

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  1. Great to see this mission , I would think the first steps out of the capsule would be , asi if you were recovering from a stay at a hospital , The first few step upright are a little wobbly. Great to see all

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