NASA delays SpaceX Dragon departure from ISS due to Elsa

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Rough ocean conditions churned by Tropical Storm Elsa forced NASA officials to delay the departure of a SpaceX cargo capsule from the International Space Station, the agency confirmed this week.

An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft launched from Florida in early June with thousands of pounds of supplies is now targeting no earlier than Thursday for its departure from the ISS. It was scheduled to splash down near the state – either in the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean – earlier this week, but Elsa caused turbulent recovery conditions as it briefly strengthened to hurricane status just before landfall early Wednesday.