Hurricane Isaias may alter splashdown plans for returning NASA astronauts

Video: Hurricane Isaias may alter splashdown plans for returning NASA astronauts

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite incoming Hurricane Isaias, NASA said plans to bring two astronauts back to earth are still a go.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will climb back into SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, and begin their journey back to Earth Saturday evening.

The two made history earlier this year when they became the first humans to fly into space on a commercial flight.

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Behnken and Hurley will discuss their departure and splashdown in a news conference at 10:45 a.m. from the International Space Station.

Splashdown is slated to occur somewhere off Florida’s coast Sunday afternoon, around 2:45 p.m.

There are seven potential splashdown sites which include the west coast of Florida and the panhandle.

Teams will continue to closely monitor Tropical Storm Isaias and evaluate impacts around the Florida peninsula, including the potential splashdown sites in the Gulf of Mexico and along the state’s Atlantic coast.

NASA and SpaceX will ultimately make a decision on a primary splashdown target approximately 6 hours before undocking Saturday.

Watch as they discuss their planned return below: