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SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts home from historic mission, weather permitting

In this June 26, 2020 photo made available by NASA, spacewalkers Bob Behnken, foreground left, and Chris Cassidy, foreground right, are suited up with assistance from Expedition 63 Flight Engineers Doug Hurley, center left, and Ivan Vagner in the International Space Station.

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.

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How to watch SpaceX bring NASA astronauts back to Earth this weekend

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley made history getting to the space station aboard a Crew Dragon capsule. Weather permitting, they’re coming home soon.

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While the timing details could change, NASA has set the following coverage schedule for the major milestones:

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A SpaceX recovery vessel will meet Crew Dragon (which the astronauts named Endeavour) to collect the spacecraft and parachutes from the water. Endeavour will be hoisted onto the ship and Behnken and Hurley will be greeted by a medical team.’

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NASA astronauts on historic SpaceX mission aiming for August 2 return

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 on August 2, the space agency announced Friday.

The exact time and date of their return home will be determined by weather, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Twitter.

Millions of people watched as Behnken and Hurley strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule on May 30, launching their months-long mission to the International Space Station. It marked the first time in nearly a decade that humans launched to the ISS from US soil, and it was the first crewed mission for SpaceX in its 18-year history.

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The Reentry Acrobatics That Will Get Doug and Bob Back Home

Now, for the first time since the Apollo missions, NASA is planning to splash astronauts down in the Atlantic Ocean’that’s if the weather cooperates. Tropical storm Isaias, which is currently bearing down on the Florida coast, may throw a wrench into NASA’s plans.

“Just like when we launched, we had some challenges with weather. We may have that again,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a July 30 press briefing. “But the first opportunity remains Aug. 2 and we look forward to seeing if that’s going to be within the realm of what is possible. “

There are seven possible locations off the Florida coast where the duo could land: Pensacola, Panama City, Tallahassee, Tampa, Cape, Daytona, and Jacksonville. Currently, the two northernmost sites on the west coast of Florida, Pensacola and Panama City, look especially promising.

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SpaceX, NASA watch weather for historic astronaut splashdown on Sunday

SpaceX is ready to return its first NASA astronaut crew to Earth, but a potential tropical cyclone brewing in the Atlantic could cause delays.’

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, called Endeavour, is scheduled to splash down off the Florida coast on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2). Its crew, NASA’s Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, is wrapping up a historic two-month test flight, the first orbital trip by astronauts on a commercial spacecraft. Their splashdown will also mark the first water landing by American astronauts since the Apollo-Soyuz mission in July 1975.

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NASA targets Aug. 2 to bring astronauts from SpaceX Crew Dragon home

Bridenstine posted the timeline for the return of Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to complete the historic mission that marked the first time astronauts had launched from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle era.

The duo took off in the Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Centers’ Launch Complex 39-A on May 30 and docked at the ISS the following day.

The Crew Dragon is the first commercially built American spacecraft to carry humans into orbit, the first of two commercial companies ‘ the other being Boeing with its CST-100 Starliner ‘ NASA plans to use to ferry astronauts to and from the ISS.

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