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Weather could postpone Crew Dragon return

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From SpaceNews.com:
"The earliest possible undocking of the Crew Dragon is about 7:35 p.m. Eastern Aug. 1, which would set up a splashdown off the Florida coast at 2:48 p.m. Eastern Aug. 2, said Steve Stich, NASA commercial crew program manager, at a briefing after the review.

That schedule assumes that weather conditions will be favorable for a landing. However, Tropical Storm Isaias is projected to reach Florida Aug. 2. While not forecast to become a hurricane, its winds and rain could postpone a landing."

https://spacenews.com/weather-could-pos ... on-return/

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From Space.com:
"SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying NASA astronauts to depart space station today"

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-drago ... -live.html

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From SpaceFlightNow.com:
"Crew Dragon astronauts ready for re-entry, splashdown"

https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/07/31/c ... plashdown/

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smp wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:03 pm
While not forecast to become a hurricane, its winds and rain could postpone a landing."
It has been a hurricane since last night. Sounds like they will be helping with ISS chores for another day.
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From Space.com:
"SpaceX Crew Dragon makes historic 1st splashdown to return NASA astronauts home"

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-drago ... hdown.html

From SpaceNews.com:
"Crew Dragon splashes down to end successful test flight"

https://spacenews.com/crew-dragon-splas ... st-flight/

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And, from CNN:
"NASA-SpaceX mission: Astronauts splashdown after historic mission"

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/02/tech/nas ... index.html

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That was fun to watch this afternoon. I find it interesting that they predicted splashdown to the minute before the capsule ever left the ISS. Pretty impressive show by SpaceX and NASA today.

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I seems that the two astronauts were bored while waiting to be hoisted onto the ship and egress.
So they made a few prank calls on a satellite phone!
Twitter has been having a field day with this news! :lol:

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Finally, something from Ars Technica:
"After a splendid flight test, NASA now has a new ride to space"

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/08 ... -to-space/

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