The SpaceX crew Dragon Demo-2 mission has been executed smoothly so far by NASA. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley at the end of May, and now they are ready to go home as early as Sunday, if the weather is not forced to delay.
Returning to Earth takes a bit of time and NASA will be on the way with a live broadcast NASA television.
Rainy weather at potential splash locations in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico can complicate the schedule. On Saturday morning, NASA followed the plan with an eye on a beach off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The agency is continuing to monitor the potential impact of Hurricane Isaias.
"SpaceX will make the final decision to proceed after the astronauts are ready inside the Dragon crew shortly before disassembly," NASA said in an update on Saturday.
Although time details may vary, NASA has set the following insurance schedules for milestones:
Saturday, August 1: …