On May 27, SpaceX hoped to send two astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket to the ISS.
There were no problems with the crew members or the technology. The weather, on the other hand, well, let’s say that we can’t control everything. Find out why SpaceX postponed its first historic crewed launch to space.
It Was A Great For NASA and SpaceX
The weather failed to cooperate, and even though everything else was right, the launch was postponed to Saturday (May 30) at 4:22 PM EDT. The delay was caused entirely by the weather. But, apart from this, the teams at SpaceX and NASA were ready for launch. Now, they have another chance to show that on Saturday.
NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, stated: “I think our teams worked together in a really impressive way, making good decisions all along.” He also announced on Twitter that the launch is not going to happen. The safety of the crew members is on top priority.
While the launch was postponed for the safety of the crew, the mission’s importance and the efforts that both SpaceX and NASA have made aren’t lost on Elon Musk or Jim Bridenstine. Musk said: “This is a dream come true, and I think for everyone at SpaceX, this is not something that I ever thought would actually happen; it’s really hard to believe that this is real.”
Bridenstine detailed that this mission is a sign that commercial spaceflight is in the right direction because it made notable progress and guessed what the future of commercialized spaceflight might be. But, Musk explained that he doesn’t want this mission to be only a significant step forward for commercial spaceflight. He wants to inspire all the kids out there so that they would want to wear a spacesuit one day.