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Watch NASA Astronauts Return Home Live on Aug 2

NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to arrive home from space on Sunday, August 2. Watch SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: SPLASHDOWN on Discovery and Science Channel starting at 1PM ET.

July 27, 2020

You can watch the historic return home of the astronauts as the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean on August 2. The spacecraft has been docked these past two months at the International Space Station.

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Space Launch Live: Splashdown 00:30

Follow NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley as they splash down to conclude their mission from the International Space Station. Watch Space Launch Live: Splashdown starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT Sunday, August 2 on Discovery.

Discovery and Science Channel will partner with the Washington Post for this live event to capture the first landing at sea for US astronauts since 1975. Chris Jacobs will host alongside Washington Post staff writer Christian Davenport, who is one of the country's leading chroniclers of the space industry. They will be joined for expert commentary from current and former astronauts, including Mike Massimino, top engineers, and other special guests, including adventurer and avid explorer Josh Gates.

Audiences can watch SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: SPLASHDOWN on TV or stream it live on Discovery GO. Follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter for the latest updates and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #Splashdown.

Before this exciting event on August 2, take a look back at this mission from prep to launch to docking with the International Space Station and more.

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