Today was going to be a historical day as NASA and SpaceX worked to launch the next SpaceX rocket into space, carrying two American astronauts with it. It was to launch from the Kennedy Space Center and dock with the International Space Station. This launch will kick off a bright future of sending astronauts back into space from American soil. However, at just under 17 minutes left on the clock, the launch was scrubbed.
They almost pulled it off, but the weather had other plans as things didn’t clear up quickly enough for the launch window, which was going to be tight, to begin with. They passed most requirements, but ultimately it was down to the strength of electrical currents in the atmosphere.
The flight has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 PM EST (12:22 PM PST) where they will give it another attempt, weather permitting. At this point in time, the forecast isn’t perfect for this weekend, so there is a chance that it could get delayed again. However, everything else seemed to have gone smoothly. The craft, launchpad, and everything else, all resulted in green flags. So there is nothing but positive and high hopes coming from NASA for this mission.
The stream of today’s launch attempt can be found here: