NASA & SpaceX Delay Crew Mission, Now Targeting Sunday Launch
The launch of four astronauts from Kennedy Space Center on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will have to wait one more day. Onshore winds at the recovery zone pushed SpaceX’s Crew-1 launch to Sunday.
SpaceX and NASA are planning to reuse the first stage booster of the Falcon 9 rocket for the next crew mission. That means mission managers are watching weather not just at the launch pad, but also at sea where the booster lands on a barge.
NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the crew is targeting Sunday, November 15 at 7:27 p.m. EST for launch.