July 31, 2020

Hurricane might delay SpaceX-NASA return trip from ISS

Washington (AFP) – The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade might not come home this weekend as scheduled because of Hurricane Isaias, NASA said Friday.Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley blasted off from Cape Canaveral on May 30 on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon, and are supposed to splash down off the coast of Florida on Sunday afternoon.For now, undocking remains scheduled for approximately 7:34 pm (2334 GMT) Saturday, and splashdown at 2:42 pm  (1842 GMT) on Sunday. But NASA said it was keeping a watchful eye on Hurricane Isaias — a…

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