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


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 successfully launched and rode to the International Space Station in late May, and now they’re ready to come back down as early as Sunday, if weather cooperates. 

The return to Earth takes some time, and NASA will be there along the way with a livestream on NASA TV

Stormy weather at the potential splashdown sites in the Atlantic could complicate the schedule. “We’re going to watch the weather very carefully. We have a series of sites and many days. If we don’t undock on Saturday to come home on Sunday, we would move undocking to Monday,” NASA Commercial Crew Program manager Steve Stich said in a statement on Wednesday.

While the timing details could change, NA

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