Two U.S. astronauts steel selves for first splashdown in 45 years
They're packing barf bags in case bobbing in ocean makes them seasick
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two U.S. astronauts who are expected to make the first splashdown in 45 years Sunday say they have seasick bags ready to use if needed.
SpaceX and NASA plan to bring Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken back Sunday in the Dragon capsule.
They’ll be aiming for the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida Panhandle.
Flight controllers are monitoring Hurricane Isaias, which should stick to Florida’s east coast.
Hurley said from the International Space Station on Friday that, if he and Behnken get sick while bobbing in the waves awaiting recovery, it won’t be the first time for a crew.
This will be SpaceX’s first splashdown with astronauts, ending a two-month test flight.