Departure from the ISS: SpaceX astronauts on the way back to earth

The space capsule of a private company, SpaceX, has begun her return trip from the International space station ISS to earth. The "Crew Dragon"capsule with two

Departure from the ISS: SpaceX astronauts on the way back to earth

The space capsule of a private company, SpaceX, has begun her return trip from the International space station ISS to earth. The "Crew Dragon"capsule with two American astronauts on Board from docked on Saturday from the ISS as the space Agency told Nasa. "Separation confirmed," wrote the company SpaceX to the apparently smooth and timely separation of the capsule on Twitter.

The landing off the coast of Florida, is scheduled for Sunday. Due to the arrival of the hurricane "Isaias" stand the last on the Brink, a shift of the return travel had been considered. Meanwhile, Isaias was downgraded back to a tropical storm.

The two on Board the capsule are astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were flown at the end of may as the first astronaut ever, with a "Dragon"space capsule to the ISS. It was the first launch of a manned spacecraft by the United States since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. Since then, American astronauts had to rely on Russian rockets.

Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 23:19

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