Crew Dragon capsule launch on ISS was postponed due to bad weather
NASA had to reschedule Wednesday’s launch of a space capsule from Space X – the first ever commercial manned space flight.
The launch was canceled 16 minutes before the launch due to the threat of lightning in the vicinity of the spaceport of the Space Center. Kennedy in Florida.
Crew Dragon capsule is now due to travel to the International Space Station on Saturday.
This is the first launch of American astronauts from the United States since the shuttle program was closed in 2011. Over the past nine years, Americans have flown to the ISS on Russian Soyuz capsules.
Flight of NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will usher in a new era in the history of manned space travel.
Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken
Space X will go down in history alongside Gemini, Apollo and space shuttles. The difference is that before that, the rockets were produced by government contractors..
Now, for the first time in history, an aerospace agency has hired a commercial company to send humans into space..
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“We are not acting the way we used to,” said NASA chief Jim Bridenstine. “We are changing the way space flights will be carried out in the future.”.
Space X CEO Elon Musk said in a live broadcast from NASA: “This is a dream come true – both for me and for everyone who works at SpaceX. I didn’t even think it would ever happen. When I started SpaceX in 2002, I really didn’t think that day would come. “.
NASA’s goal is to develop a safe and cost-effective system for sending astronauts into space. Boeing is also testing spacecraft built for manned missions. In recent years, SpaceX and Northrop Grumman have repeatedly delivered cargo to the ISS..
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