SpaceX splashdown: How to watch NASA astronauts return to Earth Sunday

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley strapped into Crew Dragon prior to the launch scrub May 27.


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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission has been smooth sailing so far for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched to the International Space Station in late May and are now headed back to Earth.

Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the ISS at 4:35 p.m. PT on Saturday. NASA has been broadcasting the return process through a livestream on NASA TV

Stormy weather at the potential splashdown sites in the Gulf of Mexico could complicate the schedule. NASA and SpaceX are planning on a water landing off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday while continuing to monitor any impact from Hurricane Isaias. 

NASA tweeted on Saturday that Behnken and Hurley have several days of food on board in case they need to stay in orbit longer because of bad weather at the splashdown site.

Though the timing details could change, NASA has set the…

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