Crew-1 undocking, splash down delayed due to weather conditions

Four astronauts were set to return Saturday but their return has been delayed due to weather conditions, NASA and SpaceX announced Friday.

NASA said Crew-1′s undocking and splash down was delayed due to weather conditions in the splash down zones.

NASA says the mission is now targeting a return to Earth no earlier than approximately 2:57 a.m. Sunday, eastern time.

The Crew Dragon vessel “Resilience” is scheduled to undock from the International Space Station at 8:35 p.m. Saturday to begin the trip home.

NASA Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, are expected to splash down just off the Florida coast Sunday in the Gulf of Mexico.

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The crew lifted off from the Space Coast in November.

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Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.