World News: Keeping in view the threat posed by Hurricane Isaias over the Atlantic coast in Florida, SpaceX and NASA plan the return flight of two astronauts from the International Space center.
If the Earth’s weather condition permits, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, are planning to take off SpaceX’s Dragon capsule from the space center, on Saturday at 7:34 pm. They will begin an engine burn to start orbit, with a splashdown near Florida outlined for less than an hour, on Sunday at 2:42 pm.
However, if the bad weather persists, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will delay the mission till Monday. It has set a maximum admissible wind limit of about 16 kilometers per hour, whilst ruling wave size and frequency. NASA has set seven potential landing sites in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Earlier, Behnken and Hurley had launched for the station on May 30 on a Falcon 9 rocket made by Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp.