Initially scheduled for Sunday, the return of the four astronauts of the Crew-2 crew is finally postponed by one day due to strong winds in the area where the shuttle is to land.
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Another delay. The return to Earth of French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and three other astronauts from the International Space Station, which was scheduled to begin late Sunday, November 7, is postponed until the night of Monday to Tuesday, due to winds violent in the landing zone of the capsule in Florida, explained Nasa.
The Crew 2 mission will leave the International Space Station on Monday for a landing off Florida on Tuesday at 4:33 a.m. PST.
UPDATE: Due to weather, @SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will now depart the @Space_Station on Nov. 8.
• Undocking: 2:05 pm ET (19:05 UTC)
• Splashdown: 10:33 pm ET (03:33 UTC Nov. 9)# Crew3 remains scheduled to launch no earlier than Nov. 10 (UTC Nov. 11): https://t.co/62HnEEAQdu pic.twitter.com/97ZKTE737b
– NASA (@NASA) November 7, 2021
“As we prepare to leave there is a bit of a bittersweet feeling”Thomas Pesquet said at a press conference from the Space Station on Friday. “We might never come back to see the ISS, and it truly is a magical place”. The 43-year-old French astronaut is completing the second mission of his career in orbit, “Alpha”. He arrived aboard the ISS with his teammates on April 24.