A day after bidding goodbye to the International Space Station with a heartfelt rendition of David Bowie's 1969 hit "Space Oddity," Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is set to come home tonight, riding a Soyuz capsule back to Earth along with U.S. astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko.
NASA will broadcast the Soyuz landing online, and space enthusiasts can watch the live streaming video right here on HuffPost Science.
The webcast is scheduled to begin at 6:45 ET and will follow the spacecraft as it undocks from the ISS and begins its deorbit burn, during which the orbiter relies on steering jets and aero-surfaces to lower its orbital speed. The stream will stay with the capsule until it lands on the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan, planned for 10:31 p.m. ET.
The landing marks the end of Expedition 35, a five-month mission led by Hadfield that was launched in December. Hadfield has been active on social media throughout the mission, often tweeting photos from space or posting how-to videos on Youtube.
Last week, the crew encountered a "serious" situation on the ISS when they noticed white flakes of ammonia leaking from the station. The problem, caused by a radiator leak, was fixed after astronauts performed an emergency spacewalk to plug the leak.
In the most recent landing, a Soyuz space capsule transported an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts from the ISS to the steppes of Kazakhstan in March, concluding a 144-day mission.
Currently, Russia provides the only means of transportation to the space station -- and the ticket prices don't come cheap. As the Associated Press reports, NASA will pay the Russian Space Agency $70.6 million per seat to train and send six astronauts to the ISS in 2016 and the first half of 2017.