NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are preparing to leave the International Space Station this evening and begin their 19-hour journey home, capping off their historic mission aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft
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Later this afternoon, Behnken and Hurley are expected to climb aboard their Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Dragon Endeavour, which has been docked at the space station since the astronauts arrived in May. If the weather forecast looks acceptable, the capsule will leave the space station around 7:30 pm ET and begin its 19-hour trek to a splashdown off the coast of Florida. If the Crew Dragon is cleared to leave this evening, it's expected to reach its water landing at 2:42 pm ET Sunday.The biggest question is if the weather will hold.NASA and SpaceX have been keeping a close eye on Hurricane Isaias, which is expected to approach Florida's east coast this weekend. That's why NASA is hoping Crew Dragon can land in the Gulf of Mexico, off Florida's western coast, where forecasters are expecting calmer waters.Read MoreBREAKING: @NASA and @SpaceX are targeting Pensacola as the primary return location for Crew Dragon w/ @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken from the @Space_Station. We are targeting undocking at 7:34 p.m. EDT today. Read more: https://t.co/Xdh8iIpLxz pic.twitter.com/9p5TRMevAH
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NASA astronauts’ scheduled return to Earth aboard SpaceX capsule uncertain due to weatherNASA astronauts' scheduled return to Earth via SpaceX capsule uncertain due to weather: “We won’t leave the space station without some good landing opportunities in front of us.” If I were in that space station and covid-free I'd keep orbiting, landing opps or not This is Major Tom to ground control........
SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts home from historic mission (weather permitting)NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the first-ever astronauts to travel into orbit aboard a commercially developed spacecraft, are aiming to return to Earth this weekend — if an incoming hurricane doesn't delay those plans.
How SpaceX won the race against Boeing to send NASA astronauts to spaceThe launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station marked the first time NASA astronauts took off from U.S. soil since 2011. The event also represented the first time a commercially built spacecraft carried NASA astronauts, an achievement that SpaceX and Boeing have vied for for years under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. elonmusk vision is why.... Mostly Boeing kept screwing the pooch. Cutting edge micro mgmt vs Chicago-based FAA patrons?
History-making NASA-SpaceX astronauts returning from International Space StationTheir return would mark the first time a commercially built American spacecraft returned from space. It's also NASA's first crewed water landing since 1975. Are they sure they want to come back GioBenitez Trust me. Stay up there, fellas. GioBenitez
NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return, weather permittingThe two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's new Crew Drago are due to return on Sunday after a nearly four-month voyage that marked NASA's first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who launched to the space station in May, are expected to board Crew Dragon around 5:30 p.m. ET and splash down at one of seven landing sites in the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean at about 2:48 p.m. ET on Sunday. Don’t come back - it’s scarier here Fake news Fly safely! and can you pass by the corner asteroid and pick up some salt? Thank you.
SpaceX to bring astronauts home from historic missionSpaceX is bringing two NASA astronauts home this weekend from a historic mission as the first crew to enter orbit in a commercial spacecraft. CNBC’s Michael Sheetz reports. RT : WATCH: SpaceX is bringing two NASA astronauts home this weekend from a historic mission as the first crew to enter orbit in a commercial spacecraft. - NOW Now lol. they're responsible for more than half the symptoms. Now Might wanna stay up there a bit longer