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Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

Astronauts face final leg of SpaceX test flight: coming home

Created: August 01, 2020 11:40 AM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of NASA astronauts face the final and most important part of their SpaceX test flight: returning to Earth with a rare splashdown.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken took part Saturday in a farewell ceremony at the International Space Station, hours ahead of their planned departure on a SpaceX Dragon capsule.

NASA says despite approaching Hurricane Isaias, the weather looks favorable for a Sunday afternoon splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico near Panama City, Florida.

It will be the first splashdown for astronauts in 45 years. 

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