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SpaceX has a ‘go’ from NASA to return 2 astronauts to Earth on Sunday as Hurricane Isaias threatens several Florida splashdown locations

  • NASA on Saturday gave SpaceX a “go” to undock the company’s first crewed space mission, called Demo-2, and land it on Sunday evening.
  • Hurricane Isaias complicated original plans to return two astronauts to Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Elon Musk’s aerospace company may now try to splash down NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Two out of seven total landing sites near Florida must have good weather conditions, and NASA has until about 5 p.m. ET on Saturday to call off the undocking.
  • Should the weather worsen, NASA and SpaceX can try again a day later or some other date over the next two months.
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Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have a “go” to return to Earth this weekend and wrap up an historic space mission for both NASA and SpaceX. 

Behnken and Hurley launched to orbit aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle on May 30, then docked the spaceship (which they named “

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