The Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is carrying an international crew of four, will land on May 1 – a few days later than previously planned, the NASA press service said.
Previously, it was expected that the splashdown of the ship Resiliency would be on April 28. Still, the timing had to be postponed after a review of the weather forecast in the splashdown area off the coast of Florida.
“The SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, as well as Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency employee Soichi Noguchi, is now aimed at returning to Earth on Saturday, May 1, at 11.36 am East Coast time in the Gulf of Mexico area off the coast of Florida,” NASA said.
It is noted that the undocking of the Crew Dragon from the International Space Station will take place on Friday, April 30, at 5.55 pm East Coast time.
The Crew-1 mission docked to the ISS in November. Last week, another Crew Dragon manned spacecraft docked at the ISS, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur and French and Japanese astronauts Tom Pesquet and Akihiko Hoshide.