New Era of US space postponed canceled – Start: The first manned Spacex rocket can’t lift off because of the bad weather, the Start of the Crew Dragon spacecraft had to be postponed on Saturday. 1 Comment1

The first flight of a manned U.S. space capsule to the ISS in nine years, has been postponed due to poor weather conditions. About a quarter of an hour before the scheduled Start of the Test on Wednesday has been cancelled for the time being, as the US space Agency told Nasa. On the space station at Cape Canaveral in the U.S. state of Florida, dark clouds were visible and it was raining slightly from time to time, in addition, there was concern because of Lightning. In the run-up to Nasa had seen a 60-percent Chance of suitable weather conditions.

the World of the Start-up was eagerly awaited. U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence traveled to Florida to watch the launch live on the spot.

the next launch attempt could take place on Saturday. Then the US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will try again to start with a “Falcon 9″rocket in a “Crew Dragon”space capsule to the ISS. The safety of the astronauts is the top priority of Nasa, said Nasa chief Jim bride Stine via short message service Twitter after the shift.

It is the last flight test for the private space travel company SpaceX developed “Crew Dragon”. SpaceX was founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk. The company has transported cargo to the ISS.

The American astronauts Bob Behnken (l) and Doug Hurley during a Test on 30. March 2020.Photo: Keystone

Recently were flown in the summer of 2011, the astronaut with the US space Shuttle Atlantis to the ISS. After that, the U.S. space Agency, Nasa, motet its Space Shuttle fleet due to cost reasons and had to rely for flights to the ISS since then to Russia. This was with around 80 million Euro per flight in a Russian Soyuz capsule only expensive, but scratched also powerful in the Ego.

Actually, your own flights from the USA to the ISS, Nasa had been announced for 2017 – as a result of technical problems, financial difficulties and restructuring after the election of the US President, Trump, the project was postponed but more and more.

(SDA / step)

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