SpaceX Crew Dragon is scheduled to detach from the International space station on August 1. The return of the ship's crew to Earth should take place on August 2. This was stated by the head of the US National Aeronautics and space administration, James Bridenstine.
"The date will also depend on the weather. Follow the developments, " Bridenstine wrote on Twitter.
The Crew Dragon ship docked automatically to the ISS on May 31. The launch of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle with Crew Dragon was successfully carried out on May 30 from the Cape Canaveral spaceport.
Crew Dragon is a modification of the Dragon cargo ship that already delivers cargo to the ISS. Hurley and Behnken gave it the name Endeavour by analogy with the Space Shuttle program ship on which both astronauts performed their first space flights.
The current launch was the first manned flight carried out from the United States on an American spacecraft in nine years. NASA stopped manned flights in 2011 after the end of the space Shuttle return vehicle program). Since then, astronauts have been traveling to the ISS on Russian Soyuz vehicles.