SpaceX's Dragon Endurance spacecraft carrying the Crew-7 quartet approaches the International Space Station for docking on August 27, 2023, as it soared 261 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. Photo credit: NASA

“You may see a dragon soar through the pre-dawn sky!” | Here’s where to look and what to expect

BATON ROUGE — NASA is warning of a potential “dragon” sighting for south Louisiana Tuesday morning!

NASA’s Crew-7 mission is set to splash down off the Gulf Coast of Florida at 4:50 a.m. CST, providing sky watchers with an opportunity to spot SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft as it reenters Earth’s atmosphere, the agency announced.

WATCH: Coverage of the Deorbit and Splashdown of the NASA/SpaceX Dragon Endurance

Most of the Baton Rouge area will have the chance to witness the re-entry, occurring 10-20 degrees above the horizon.

Launched on August 26, 2023, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission utilized a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov, undocked from the forward-facing port of the International Space Station’s Harmony module on March 11 at 11:20 a.m. EDT to complete a nearly six-month science mission.

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