Handing Over the Keys

Scott Kelly turns “the keys” to Tom Kopra. Kopra will assume the role of Station Commander when on the ISS Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov undocks from the space station on March 1. Both Kelly and Kornienko have spent an entire year and Volkov 340 days on the ISS.

Congratulations and welcome home!

Here’s a run down of the activities for later today:
Tuesday, March 1

4:15 p.m. — Farewell and hatch closure coverage; hatch closure scheduled at 4:40 p.m. (21:40 UTC)
7:45 p.m. — Undocking coverage; undocking scheduled at 8:05 p.m. (01:05 UTC 02 March)
10:15 p.m. — Deorbit burn and landing coverage; deorbit burn scheduled at 10:32 p.m., with landing at 11:25 p.m. (10:25 a.m. on March 2, Kazakhstan time) (04:25 UTC)


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