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UPDATE: Crew-2 targeting return to Earth Monday, Crew-3 now eyeing Wednesday launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — UPDATE: The Crew-2 mission is now targeting a return to Earth no earlier than Monday, officials said. It will splashdown off the coast of Florida.

The Crew Dragon Endeavour is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station on Nov. 7.

Crew-3 is targeted to launch no earlier than 9:03 p.m. Wednesday after being previously delayed a few times.

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NASA and SpaceX teams are deciding whether to prioritize Crew-3′s launch to the International Space Station or Crew-2′s return to Earth.

The earliest possible opportunity for the Crew-3 launch would be Monday night, but that’s only if teams decide not to pursue a Crew-2 return on Sunday or Monday.

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Mission teams are meeting Friday to discuss the next crew rotation and weather considerations for both launch and recovery operations.

European astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, and Japanese astronaut Kihiko Hoshide have been aboard the ISS for more than six months.

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The earliest possible opportunity for Crew-2 undocking from the space station is at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, to begin the return trip to Earth for splashdown off the coast of Florida.

A back-up undocking opportunity also is available Monday.

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The Crew Dragon spacecraft is capable of staying in orbit for at least 210 days, but could remain in orbit for longer if necessary.

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