Bob Behnken (r) and Doug Hurley (l) blasted off from Cape Canaveral on May 30 on board a SpaceX Crew Dragon, and are supposed to splash down off the coast of Florida on August 2, 2020 (AFP Photo/JOE RAEDLE)More

Washington (AFP) – The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade prepared Saturday for their return home, which is tentatively on schedule for the weekend despite the arrival of Hurricane Isaias off Florida.

“Now is the entry, descent and splashdown phase after we undock, hopefully a little bit later today,” Doug Hurley, one of the two astronauts, said in a farewell ceremony aboard the ISS that was broadcast on NASA TV.

“The teams are working really hard,

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