NASA on Saturday gave SpaceX a “go” to undock the company’s first crewed space mission, called Demo-2, and land it on Sunday evening.
Hurricane Isaias complicated original plans to return two astronauts to Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship in the Atlantic Ocean.
Elon Musk’s aerospace company wants astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to splash down in the Gulf of Mexico.
At least two out of seven total planned landing sites must have good weather conditions, and NASA can still call off the attempt until about 5 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Should the weather worsen, NASA and SpaceX can try again a day later or keep the crew in orbit for up to two months.
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Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have a firm “go” to return home this weekend and wrap up an historic space mission for both NASA and SpaceX.
Behnken and Hurley launched to orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle on May 30, then docked the spaceship (which they named “Endeavour”) to the International Space Station. Their experimental mission, called Demo-2, is the first humans with humans ever launched by SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, and the opening of …read more
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