First astronaut splashdown in 45 years is set for Sunday -- in the Gulf of Mexico to avoid Isaias

Two very special mementos will splash down on Earth with astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley who, if schedules hold, will return home Sunday after two months in space. The Crew Dragon capsule undocked from the International Space Station on time Saturday at 7:35 p.m., and the astronauts will begin their 19-hour trip back to Earth. NASA set splashdown for 2:48 p.m. off the coast of Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico, far from the projected path of Tropical Storm Isaias that’s forecast to travel up Florida’s east coast. The coast near Panama City is the alternative site. If the weather worsens, th...


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