British astronaut Tim Peake is due to depart the International Space Station for his return journey back to Earth on Saturday 18 July, along with NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Soyuz spacecraft commander Yuri Malenchenko.
Peake, Malenchenko and Kopra will enter their Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft, close the hatch to the Space Station and begin their journey back home, where they will be landing in Kazakhstan.
Peake will have spent 186 days in total on board the ISS, carrying out research as part of his Principia mission.
You can follow the return journey back to Earth via this live stream, courtesy of ESA.
The broadcast times are as follows:
02:00 GMT (03:00 BST) – Farewells and hatch closing
05:30 GMT (06:30 BST) – Undocking
09:00 GMT (11:00 BST) – Reentry and landing
Below are the expected timings for the various stages of the journey:
06:51 BST – Undocking command
06:52 BST – Separation
06:55 BST – Thruster firing
09:22 BST – Large deorbit burn for four minutes
09:49 BST – Module separation 139 km above Earth
10:00 BST – Parachute opens 10 km above Earth
10:14 BST – Retrorockets fire an instant before touchdown
For live updates on the astronauts’ return journey home, follow @esaoperations on Twitter.