15:31 GMT18 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Crew Dragon spaceship, named Resilience, with four astronauts on board will return to Earth on May 1 – several days later than it was planned, NASA press office said on Tuesday.

    Although the spacecraft's landing was scheduled for 28 April, it had to be postponed due to the forecasted bad weather in the landing area.

    "NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission with NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is now targeting a return to Earth at 11:36 a.m. EDT Saturday, 1 May, in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida", the statement said.
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out overnight as preparations continue for the Crew-1 mission, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida
    © AP Photo / Joel Kowsky
    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A after being rolled out overnight as preparations continue for the Crew-1 mission, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

    According to it, the spaceship of the mission, which flew to the International Space Station will undock from the ISS on Friday to begin the journey to the Earth.

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