While his return to Earth had been scheduled for several hours, Thomas Pesquet will have to wait again in space. The conditions in Florida (United States) do not allow for an optimal water landing. Loïc de la Mornais, journalist France Télévisions, takes stock of the situation in Cape Canaveral.
Sea winds and scrolls are present behind journalist Loïc de la Mornais, live from Cape Canaveral, Florida (United States). The NASA historic site is affected by complicated conditions preventing the return to Earth of Thomas Pesquet. “The wind is still blowing strong, and the sea is still rough, which explains the delay of 24 hours”, precise Loïc de la Mornais, journalist from France Télévisions.
A meticulous procedure to reassemble the capsule
“What will happen is that the capsule will land off the coast of Florida, there will first be a horde of small SpaceX boats that will meet it. […], but we have to wait for the arrival of a large SpaceX boat that will hoist the capsule onto the deck of the boat “, explains Loïc de la Mornais. A task that is complex if the sea is rough and the winds blow too strongly on the coasts of the State of Florida.