Tropical Storm Elsa delays SpaceX Dragon cargo ship’s return to Earth


“NASA and SpaceX have delayed the departure of the SpaceX CRS-22 Dragon cargo ship from the International Space Station (ISS) as Tropical Storm Elsa approaches Florida. The cargo spacecraft, which was originally expected to leave the space station Tuesday (July 6), will remain docked to the station’s Harmony module until at least Wednesday (July 7), NASA said in a statement. The decision came as Tropical Storm Elsa neared Florida, bringing heavy winds, downpours and tidal surges, which would make splashdown and recovery of the capsule unsafe. NASA said the ground teams continue monitoring the situation to ensure wave height and wind speeds are within safe limits during the retrieval operation.” (07/06/21)