Israeli astronaut Stibbe set to return to earth after weather delay

The return of Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe into Earth’s grip is set to take place Tuesday night, after his planned return earlier in the day along with three others aboard the International Space Station was delayed by NASA.

NASA informed SpaceX and Axiom that the delay was due to bad weather at the planned splashdown spot for the Dragon Endeavour, which is slated to bring the three tourists and one crew member back home.

The return ship is now slated to leave the ISS at 10 p.m. EDT Tuesday (5 a.m. in Israel) and hit the water at 3:24 p.m. EDT (10:24 p.m. IDT).

Stibbe spends his extra day in the heavenly firmament by reading the children’s book “Beautiful World” while floating around.

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