NASA SpaceX Astronauts Crew Dragon ISS. Two months after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history by launching into space

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NASA astronauts’ scheduled return to Earth via SpaceX capsule uncertain due to weather

Two months after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history by launching into space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade, the duo is slated to return to Earth this weekend ‘ if bad weather doesn’t thwart their spectacular homecoming.

Behnken and Hurley, whose flight was the first to take place in a commercially-built spacecraft, are scheduled to depart the International Space Station on Saturday evening and splash down off the Florida coast Sunday. But all eyes are on the weather, as Hurricane Isaias bears down on the Florida Peninsula, threatening the designated landing sites with stormy weather.

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The 1st NASA astronauts to come home on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon are ready for anything. Even seasickness.

NASA veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken launched to the International Space Station tucked inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon on May 30 on a test mission dubbed Demo-2. The last leg of their journey will begin when they climb into the same capsule on Saturday (Aug. 1) for the one-day trip back to Earth to land in the waters off Florida.

Date: 2020-08-01T11:00:37Z
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NASA astronauts riding SpaceX capsule poised for weekend return, weather permitting

(Reuters) – The two NASA astronauts who rode to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon 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.

‘The hardest part was getting us launched, but the most important part is bringing us home,’ Behnken said during a farewell ceremony early on Saturday aboard the space station.

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Date: 2020-08-01T14:18:03+0000
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