Astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken plan to land on Sunday, August 2, in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Atlantic Ocean.
SpaceX’s Crew Dragon space capsule has been decoupled this August 1 at 7:34 p.m. ET from the International Space Station (ISS) to bring two astronauts back to Earth, ending the two-month journey of the first private manned mission of history and NASA’s first from American soil in nine years.
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken plan to reach Earth this August 2, and if the weather permits, they will do so in the Gulf of Mexico or in the Atlantic Ocean at 2:48 p.m. .). The NASA he pointed that, during landing, a lot depends on weather conditions on Earth.
The decoupling of the ISS, as explained by NASA, will be done automatically. To land, the Crew Dragon will take into account the force of the wind, the precipitation, the height of the waves, the visibility and many more important factors for the rescue teams that will participate in the evacuation of the astronauts.