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Live coverage: Dragon crew capsule splashes down in Gulf of Mexico

November 8, 2021

Four astronauts departed the International Space Station Monday after nearly 200 days in orbit, heading for a splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft. The capsule undocked from the station at 2:05 p.m. EST (1905 GMT), and splashed down off the coast of Pensacola, Florida, at 10:33 p.m. EST (0333 GMT).

High winds delay Crew 2 return to Earth until later Monday

November 7, 2021

Faced with high winds in the Gulf of Mexico, NASA managers decided to pass up a Sunday undocking and Monday morning splashdown for four returning space station astronauts, opting instead to aim for a landing Monday night when better weather is expected.

SpaceX crew launch delayed due to high winds and waves offshore

October 30, 2021

NASA and SpaceX managers in Florida decided early Saturday to delay the launch of the next crew to the International Space Station from Sunday to Wednesday, when high winds and rough seas are expected to subside along the Falcon 9 rocket’s flight path across the Atlantic Ocean.

Russian cargo freighter docks with International Space Station

October 30, 2021

Two days after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, a Russian Progress cargo freighter autonomously docked with the International Space Station Friday to deliver nearly three tons of fuel, food, and other supplies for the lab’s seven-person crew.

SpaceX test-fires crew rocket as teams monitor downrange abort zone weather

October 28, 2021

SpaceX test-fired a Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center early Thursday, checking off another box on the pre-flight checklist before liftoff Sunday with a four-person crew heading for the International Space Station. But a weather forecast shows a high risk that winds or waves int the Atlantic Ocean could force a launch delay.

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