SpaceX to return NASA 'nauts to Earth with a splash this Sunday


George N2APB
 

In brief NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed last week that the
intrepid SpaceX duo, astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, would be
departing the International Space Station (ISS) on 1 August, with a
splashdown of the Crew Dragon capsule targeted for 2 August.

The exact date will depend on the weather. Unlike the Space Shuttle and
Soyuz, SpaceX's capsule cannot return to land and must be recovered from the
ocean, Apollo-style.

See ...
<https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/17/21328563/nasa-spacex-crew-dragon-astrona
ut-return-date-bob-behnken-doug-hurley>

More details soon ...

73, George N2APB
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