National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is looking forward, in about two weeks from now, the return of astronaut tandem Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard SpaceX-made craft Crew Dragon according to a report by the CNBC.
Endeavor, as it was dubbed, is scheduled to make its return on the afternoon of August 2. It is headed to make a dive into the Atlantic Ocean. The exact time and other details are not set and stone as of writing as the agency needs to consider a lot of factors to ensure the safe return of the crew members.
If the re-entry is deemed a success, this will signify the end of the partnership mission of the agency and Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Demo-2 mission, as it is called, successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket last May. This is SpaceX’s first time to send people on space with its spacecraft.
NASA would be analyzing the data collected during the whole return mission and incorporate it into its future projects.