NASA's first regular SpaceX commercial crewed flight delayed until Sunday

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NASA's first regular SpaceX commercial crewed flight delayed until Sunday

NASA and SpaceX delayed the launch of their first regular commercial crew flight by a day because of weather conditions that could threaten recovery operations at sea if the Dragon capsule has to abort the flight during ascent.

SpaceX will send four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday evening instead of Saturday “due to onshore winds and recovery operations,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted Friday after a readiness review.

The Crew-1 launch is now scheduled to blast off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday, with docking at the station planned for 27 hours later.

[Bloomberg]
 
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