An area in the Gulf of Mexico just offshore from Pensacola is the primary landing site Sunday for the return of the first U.S. astronauts to launch from American soil since 2011.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced via Twitter Saturday afternoon that the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft would be targeting Pensacola as its primary landing site for Sunday afternoon.
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will board the SpaceX Dragon and are scheduled to undock from the International Space Station at 6:34 p.m.
NASA and SpaceX are monitoring weather impacts from Hurricane Isaias which is why the site near Pensacola was selected as the primary landing location, according to a NASA press release.
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