Queasy splash­down?

Herald on Sunday - - WORLD -

Two US as­tro­nauts about to make the first splash­down re­turn in 45 years said they’ll have sea­sick bags ready to use if needed. SpaceX and Nasa plan to bring Doug Hur­ley and Bob Behnken back in the com­pany’s Dragon cap­sule, aim­ing for the Gulf of Mex­ico just off the Florida Pan­han­dle. Flight con­trollers are keep­ing a close watch on Hur­ri­cane Isa­ias. Hur­ley said if he and Behnken get sick while bob­bing in the waves await­ing re­cov­ery, it won’t be the first time for a crew. As­tro­nauts re­turn­ing in the early 1970s from Sky­lab, Nasa’s first space sta­tion, did not feel well fol­low­ing splash­down, Hur­ley noted.

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