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SpaceX-NASA Crewed Mission Postponed
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Posted By: earlybird, 5/27/2020 4:37:43 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit has been called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown because of the danger of lightning. Liftoff is rescheduled for Saturday. The spacecraft was set to blast off Wednesday afternoon for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in commercial spaceflight and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. Ever since the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian rockets to carry astronauts to and from the space station.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 5/27/2020 5:10:55 PM (No. 423689)
My family has been privileged to be part of a VIP audience for two launches: one for the final mission of SS Atlantis, and the other for the launch of OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid "Bennu." I personally was only able to attend the latter; the Daughter got to go with her Dad for Atlantis. But up until the moment they flipped the ignition there was always the threat that at the last moment it would all get shut down because Mother Nature had other ideas that day. So, today was "welcome back to the Age of Space!" Still, it makes you appreciate what EVERYONE who is involved in these missions go through for that final countdown. And even more that in the "old days" a scrubbing would set you back months. Here, with Elon Musk, its just a matter of days. Im loving this even though we have to wait...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/27/2020 5:37:40 PM (No. 423702)
I was looking forward to it. I will be watching on Saturday. Outstanding that we are returning to space. Our President and First Lady looked outstanding today. Hopefully, they will be able to return for the Saturday launch.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bassman 5/27/2020 8:52:26 PM (No. 423867)
Just got home after driving 3 1/2 hours each way in hopes of seeing the launch. I knew when I saw lightning 20 min before the launch it wasn't going up.
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