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Astronauts to splash down before next group is launched

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SpaceX crew capsule after splashdown

Four astronauts will return from the International Space Station Monday evening. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to splash down off the west coast of Florida. NASA postponed the return because of high winds in the splashdown zones. The delayed return pushes the launch of four astronauts from the Cape until this Wednesday evening.

And a new entry has been added to the launch schedule. SpaceX is targeting this Friday morning to send the next batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.