NASA Scrubs SpaceX Crew-6 Mission To ISS, Units New Launch Goal Of March 2

The deserted launch has been rescheduled for 12:34 a.m. EST Thursday, March 2 — offered the problem that induced at the moment’s launch will be resolved and the climate is favorable. NASA says that the launch wasn’t rescheduled for tomorrow because of potential climate points. Within the meantime, gasoline has been faraway from the Falcon 9 rocket and it has been positioned right into a “protected configuration” alongside the Dragon Spacecraft. Unsurprisingly, the crew was additionally faraway from the spacecraft.

A launch being deserted and rescheduled is just not an unusual occasion for house missions, and may occur for a number of causes. Earlier Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft launches have been scrubbed because of issues like climate points, although technical points additionally crop up once in a while. The Crew-6 missions, and others prefer it, are additionally as near routine as manned house launches get.

Greater-profile launches which have been pushed again because of technical issues and climate points embody the highly-anticipated Artemis I launch. The primary huge step in the direction of placing people again on the moon was pushed again a number of occasions earlier than it lastly launched final November.