Dragon Spacecraft Undocks From International Space Station

A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts undocked from the International Space Station in the early hours of March 11.

In a post about the event, NASA said the craft, “with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina inside undocked from the forward-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 2:20 am EST.” This completed a nearly six-month mission.

This footage shows the undocking. Credit: NASA via Storyful

Video transcript

- All hooks open.

- All hooks open, depart from one has fire. Dragon Endurance undocked 262 statute miles early on the column B.

- And joining SpaceX on the big loop. Separation confirmed.


- So a successful separation. Again, Dragon undocking at 1:20 AM Central time, 2:20 AM Eastern time, with Dragon and station flying 262 statute miles over the Coral Sea, off the Northeastern coast of Australia. So with that, Dragon now stepping in to the beast--


- --nominal.

- That's undocking.

- All right. So undock burns completed. That depart burns zero completed. Next one coming up in just a couple of minutes. But with Dragon now flying free, I toss it back over to Shiva and Leah at MCC-X in Hawthorne to take us through the--