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NASA's SpaceX Launch Has Been Postponed Due to Weather

NASA's SpaceX Launch Has Been Postponed Due to Weather

The Launch America initiative is not moving forward as planned.

Just moments before the launch was set to begin, NASA called off what was set to be a historic mission on Wednesday (May 27) due to weather conditions, Variety reported.

Here’s what was set to happen, via NASA: “NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, for an extended stay at the space station for the Demo-2 mission. The specific duration of the mission is to be determined. As the final flight test for SpaceX, this mission will validate the company’s crew transportation system, including the launch pad, rocket, spacecraft, and operational capabilities. This also will be the first time NASA astronauts will test the spacecraft systems in orbit.”

However, because of “threatening weather conditions in Florida,” it was called off. They will make another attempt on Saturday (May 30) at 3:22 p.m. ET, weather permitting.

The mission is the first crewed launch in the history of Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, and the first time NASA will be sending astronauts into space since 2011.

President Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence were among the VIPs in attendance at Kennedy Space Center.

This superstar sang the National Anthem just moments before the launch…

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