The Week Ahead | OSIRIS-REx departs for asteroid as Congress returns to Washington

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Monday-Thursday:

Tuesday:

  • International Space Station: A Soyuz spacecraft carrying NASA astronaut Jeff Williams and Russian cosmonauts Alexey Ovchinin and Oleg Skripochka will return to Earth from the ISS, undocking from the station at 5:51 p.m. Eastern and landing in Kazakhstan at 9:14 p.m. Eastern.

Wednesday:

Wednesday-Thursday:

Wednesday-Friday:

Thursday:

  • Sriharikota, India: Scheduled launch of an Indian GSLV rocket carrying the Insat-3DR satellite at 6:40 a.m. Eastern.
  • Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Scheduled launch of an Atlas 5 carrying NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission at 7:05 p.m. Eastern.

Friday: