NASA, SpaceX plan Crew-2’s return to Earth on Monday as Crew-3 readies for upcoming launch

CAPE CANACERAL, Fla. — It’s going to be a busy week on Florida’s Space Coast.

The SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts are scheduled to return to Earth in their Crew Dragon spacecraft Monday afternoon.

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The four astronauts were originally set to undock from the International Space Station on Sunday afternoon, but their return was pushed back.

The crew has been aboard the space station in low-Earth orbit since April.

If they undock Monday, Crew-2 plans to splash down off Florida’s coast, around eight hours later.

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NASA and SpaceX are also hoping to launch Crew-3 atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday.

The Crew-3 launch has already been pushed back several times due to weather and a medical issue with one of the astronauts.

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SpaceX said the weather for a Wednesday launch is about 80% favorable.

Channel 9 will have continuing coverage of Crew-2′s return to Earth and the launch of Crew-3 on Eyewitness News.

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