NASA postpones Crew Dragon undocking date from ISS to April 30

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NASA postpones Crew Dragon undocking date from ISS to April 30

Docking of the Crew-1 mission to the ISS. November 17, 2020.

Moscow. April 27. INTERFAX.RU – The date of undocking of the crewed spacecraft Crew Dragon by the American private company SpaceX from the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed from April 28 to April 30, NASA reported on Tuesday.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission, which includes astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will return to Earth at 11:36 pm ET on May 1st. They will splash down in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida, Crew Dragon Resilience will undock from the ISS at 17:55 on Friday April 30 and head home, “the agency said in a statement.

The reason for the postponement of the undocking at NASA was called the unfavorable weather forecast in the splashdown zone in the Florida area.

The Crew-1 mission to the ISS was docked on November 17, 2020 in automatic mode to the Harmony module of the US segment of the station.

Docking, the astronauts joined the members of the 64th long-term expedition to the ISS, consisting of the commander of the Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryzhikov, cosmonaut Sergei Kud-Sverchkov and NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.

The first regular flight of Crew Dragon-1 with astronauts on board was launched on November 15 from Launch Complex 39A at the Cape Canaveral Cosmodrome in Florida using SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

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