SpaceX and NASA postpone rocket flight to ISS due to weather

NASA said on Wednesday that a spacecraft for the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed for a day due to weather concerns.

The flight was scheduled for Thursday, but due to inclement weather along the flight path, it will now be scheduled for Friday, US astronauts said.

“Even if the conditions around the launch site were favorable for take-off, teams should also take into account the conditions of the flight path”, NASA said in a statement. The mission will fly from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The SpaceX rocket had to carry four astronauts to the ISS as the United States embarked on space flight, and for the first time with Frenchman Thomas Peskett, a European.

American astronauts Shane Kimboose and Megan McRathur are also on the mission, as well as Akihiko Hoshide of the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA).

The team of astronauts will be responsible for conducting several scientific experiments, such as investigating the effects of weightlessness on the organoids of the brain (mini-brains created in the laboratory).

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has established itself as NASA’s preferred transportation provider as the agency awaits Boeing’s Starliner capsule.

SpaceX’s first human test flight in May 2020 ended nine years of US dependence on Russian rockets for trips to the ISS following the disappearance of the Space Shuttle program.

Friday’s flight will re-use the booster rockets used in the Crew-1 mission – the first one – and the Crew Dragon capsule will be the same one used in the test mission.

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