Bad weather might delay SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts to May 30 - Business Insider

Bad weather might delay SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts to May 30

5/23/2020 11:51:00 PM

Bad weather might delay SpaceX's historic launch of NASA astronauts to May 30

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of NASA astronauts in a SpaceX spacecraft on Wednesday.The mission, called Demo-2, will fly seasoned NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the company's Crew Dragon spaceship. The flight's success would effectively resurrect human spaceflight from America after 

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nearly a decade of dormancy.But a forecast of cloudiness, rain, and isolated thunderstorms leaves only a 40% chance that the spacecraft will be able to safely launch on Wednesday, according to the space wing of theUS Air Force.If the rain makes launch untenable, SpaceX and NASA will fall to their backup date: Saturday, May 30.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft integrated with a Falcon 9 rocket in a hangar at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on May 20, 2020.SpaceX via TwitterLightning, rain, or heavy clouds during launch could all endanger the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the Crew Dragon, Behnken, and Hurley to space.

"You could trigger lightning," Tim Garner, a meteorologist in charge at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said on a NASAin 2017. "[A rocket's] mere presence in a high electric field will be that thing that sets off the lightning strike."

That happened to thetwice in 1969. The astronauts inside the rocket later said they felt the lightning strike, and it disabled nine non-essential instrument sensors.'We don't launch until we know that we're ready' Read more: Business Insider »

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Trump will attend the historic NASA and SpaceX astronaut launch in Florida next weekThis is the first time that SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk in 2002, is attempting to launch astronauts into space. Dammit! I was looking forward to watching that. Maybe he can join the launch inside the rocket and fly away. Everyone would cheer.

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NASA, SpaceX bringing astronaut launches back to home turfFor the first time in nearly a decade, US astronauts are about to blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil. And for the first time in the history of human spaceflight, a private company is running the show. Fucking America! **salutes** Elon for president. Please be a clear day!

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