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MetiNews.Com - Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way back to Earth after the SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the International Space Station.

Uk news SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts on their way back to Earth London news

MetiNews.Com - Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way back to Earth after the SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the International Space Station.

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02 August 2020 - 08:24

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences Nasa astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way back to Earth after the SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the International Space Station. The pair will be making the first splashdown return from space in 45 years on Sunday evening (UK time), although there is the potential threat of Hurricane Isaias, which is edging closer to their landing destination on the south Florida coast. They are due to land at 2.48pm Florida time – 7.48pm UK time. Their departure from the International Space Station was announced by SpaceX, which tweeted: “Separation confirmed. Dragon performing four departure burns to move away from the Space Station.

. The astronauts made history on May 30 when they became the first people to launch into low-Earth orbit on a commercial spacecraft that was built by SpaceX. Their mission, named Demo-2, also marked the first time Nasa launched astronauts from US soil in nine years. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, left, before it undocked from the International Space Station (Nasa via AP) The last time astronauts made an ocean landing was on July 1975 during an Apollo mission. Since then, spacemen have always landed on terra firma, using Nasa’s Space Shuttle or the Russian space agency’s Soyuz capsules. If all goes to plan, the splashdown will usher in a new era for Nasa, which will have at least one commercial spacecraft ready to launch astronauts into space from US soil. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule separates from the International Space Station (Nasa via AP) On entering the Earth’s atmosphere, the Crew Dragon will face scorching temperatures of around 1,900C as it deploys parachutes to slow its speed down to around 119 miles per hour, before landing on the ocean. The splashdown is the final step in the mission designed to test SpaceX’s human spaceflight system – including launch, docking, splashdown, and recovery operations. SpaceX Falcon 9 launch - in pictures 38 show all SpaceX Falcon 9 launch - in pictures 1/38 SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida Getty Images 2/38 SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida AP 3/38 AP 4/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image 5/38 AP 6/38 REUTERS 7/38 AP 8/38 The astronauts shortly after take-off AFP via Getty Images 9/38 Getty Images 10/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 11/38 In this still image taken from NASA TV, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's second stage separates from the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule after launch AFP via Getty Images 12/38 Mike Pence and President Donald Trump REUTERS 13/38 President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence at Kennedy AP 14/38 AFP via Getty Images 15/38 AFP via Getty Images 16/38 People watch the launch REUTERS 17/38 REUTERS 18/38 REUTERS 19/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 20/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 21/38 REUTERS 22/38 The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the company's Dragon crew capsule onboard, is illuminated on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue AP 23/38 The countdown clock Getty Images 24/38 Astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Getty Images 25/38 AP 26/38 Behnken gives the thumbs up AP 27/38 AP 28/38 Bob Behnken, right, and Doug Hurley say goodbye to family members Getty Images 29/38 Getty Images 30/38 AFP via Getty Images 31/38 Douglas Hurley's wife Karen Nyberg and their son say goodbye REUTERS 32/38 Getty Images 33/38 AP 34/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image 35/38 Donald Trump on his way to Kennedy Space Center REUTERS 36/38 Bob Behnken, right, and Doug Hurley pose on Launch Complex 39A NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 37/38 REUTERS 38/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image 1/38 SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida Getty Images 2/38 SpaceX Falcon 9, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule, lifts off from Pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida AP 3/38 AP 4/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image 5/38 AP 6/38 REUTERS 7/38 AP 8/38 The astronauts shortly after take-off AFP via Getty Images 9/38 Getty Images 10/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 11/38 In this still image taken from NASA TV, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's second stage separates from the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule after launch AFP via Getty Images 12/38 Mike Pence and President Donald Trump REUTERS 13/38 President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence at Kennedy AP 14/38 AFP via Getty Images 15/38 AFP via Getty Images 16/38 People watch the launch REUTERS 17/38 REUTERS 18/38 REUTERS 19/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 20/38 NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 21/38 REUTERS 22/38 The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the company's Dragon crew capsule onboard, is illuminated on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue AP 23/38 The countdown clock Getty Images 24/38 Astronauts Bob Behnken (R) and Doug Hurley walk out of the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Getty Images 25/38 AP 26/38 Behnken gives the thumbs up AP 27/38 AP 28/38 Bob Behnken, right, and Doug Hurley say goodbye to family members Getty Images 29/38 Getty Images 30/38 AFP via Getty Images 31/38 Douglas Hurley's wife Karen Nyberg and their son say goodbye REUTERS 32/38 Getty Images 33/38 AP 34/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image 35/38 Donald Trump on his way to Kennedy Space Center REUTERS 36/38 Bob Behnken, right, and Doug Hurley pose on Launch Complex 39A NASA TV/AFP via Getty Images 37/38 REUTERS 38/38 Gregg Newton/AFP via Getty Image AP contributed to this article

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