SpaceX Demo-2 mission scrubbed

Bad weather has forced the postponement of today’s manned SpaceX mission until Saturday. The scheduled launch then is at 3:22 Eastern Daylight Time.

Presumably the links that I put up this morning will still work then.

 

9 Comments

  1. JezGrove
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Yes, disappointing. My wife spotted the ISS, but my space obsessed daughter just missed it. Better luck on Saturday!

  2. BJ
    Posted May 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Well, better to gird your loins and wait than to have a premature initation 🙂

  3. Posted May 27, 2020 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Although I don’t like to celebrate anything that Trump can “crow” about (and he will!), I was disappointed that the mission had to be scrubbed today, and hope it comes off well when it’s next scheduled (Saturday at the earliest, I think). I am definitely a “space nut”!

  4. Posted May 27, 2020 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    PS–I don’t think it was the Falcon Heavy–it was the Falcon 9 that’s carrying the capsule that’s to dock with the ISS. The Falcon Heavy is the big one that’s made to carry large payloads and go to the Moon.

  5. Posted May 27, 2020 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    An article said that the mission was scrubbed because of too much electricity in the air. It was then explained that there wasn’t a lightning storm occurring but there was the risk that the launch itself could have triggered lightning. Interesting.


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