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Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Crew 4 Undocking/Return Delayed Due To Weather

Potential For High Winds And Rainy Weather Near The Splashdown Zones

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than 10:05 a.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 13, for the agency’s Crew-4 undocking from the International Space Station to begin the return trip to Earth completing a nearly six-month science mission in orbit.

Splashdown is targeted several hours later at 5:43 p.m. Thursday off the coast of Florida.

Mission teams continue to monitor a cold front passing over Florida with the potential to bring high winds and rainy weather near the splashdown zones off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Mission teams will continue to monitor splashdown and recovery conditions with another weather review around six hours prior to undocking.

Crew 4’s Dragon undocking depends on a variety of factors, including spacecraft readiness, recovery team readiness, weather, sea states, and other factors. Dragon Freedom remains healthy while currently docked to the space station. Back-up undocking opportunities also are available Friday, Oct. 14.

Crew 4 Return Milestones: Thursday, Oct. 13

0800 – Hatch closure coverage begins for 8:20 a.m. hatch closing
0945 – Undocking coverage begins for 10:05 a.m. undocking with a Thursday splashdown
1743 – Splashdown off the coast of Florida

FMI: www.nasa.gov

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