Nasa astronauts start flight home in SpaceX capsule despite Storm Isaias threatening splashdown

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Published on 2 Aug 2020, 0:47
TWO American astronauts have been sent from space back to Florida — despite Tropical Storm Isaias threatening the Sunshine State.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, dubbed Endeavour, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday.

The ISS confirmed on Twitter that the Endeavour undocked at 7.35pm ET "to complete a two-month mission."

"Two very small engine burns separated @SpaceX Endeavour from the station," the account posted.

The spacecraft is slowly manoeuvring away from the orbital laboratory into an orbital track that will return @AstroBehnken & @Astro_Doug
safely to Earth for splashdown on Sunday."

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