SpaceX and NASA will have to wait at least a few more days for their historic spaceflight. Bad weather has delayed the launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. They’ll try again on Saturday.
SpaceX is attempting to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station today. Get the latest updates here.
How NASA and SpaceX keep an eye on the weatherFrom CNN Business' Jackie WattlesTo make sure this rocket makes it safely into Earth's orbit, SpaceX and NASA will need a bit of luck when it comes to Mother Nature.The 45th Space Wing, an arm of the US military, is constantly monitoring the weather — both at the launch pad and across a broad stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.
The team uses all sorts of instruments, including radars and weather balloons, to ensure that the rocket will have a smooth ride all the way through the upper atmosphere. And conditions are monitored at sea as well: If the rocket misfires and SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule needs to use its emergency abort system to jettison the astronauts to safety, they'll land in the ocean. And that means officials must ensure that landing won't be made more dangerous by a severe storm or rough waves, so they scan a massive stretch of the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the coast of Ireland.
The 45th Space Wing's weather squadron keeps in constant contact with SpaceX officials, and together they make the final call on whether to move forward or hold off on launch. Read more: CNN »
كل تأخيرة، فيها خيّرة .. 😄 BUT OH POOR trumpy doesnt get to witness live...haa haa u dont deserve to enjoy a launch ,dertrump He jinxed the launch. Bruh even the clouds are unionizing against Musk How much is this costing us? What good does is do for humans? Doesn’t have the great nation of the world a reliable weather app?
I hope it storms in FL everyday! Figured something would happen when I read that plump would be there. At least it didn't blow up. Mirate la brisita de nada dvr145 Na sign b dat oooo, be careful Trump's hair caused the delay 💇♂️ The power of ladygaga and ArianaGrande 's RainOnMe is too much. Down Hey CNN you could have finish the hour. Talking too more Space experts on this space launch. But nope you went straight to bitching about Trump. Your ratings show your ignorance and Hate. You can't spend 24 hrs on trump. It's causes fatigue and you get tuned out.
SERIOUS QUESTION: why didn't Trump just whip out his sharpie and change the weather pattern? what a wasted photo op... TrumpMeltdown ETTD I wonder if the Trump bunch will fly back here and then return Saturday for the delay all on tax dollars. I am in London watching CNN and it says tbe space launch has been SCRUBBED. I was wondering if you mean SCRAPPED!
Trump was there. I'm guessing he's gonna say the media colluded with SaceX for another hoax on him Please, make sure that Donald gets on board,it may be the only way. He is nothing but death No 'Take Off' for Bob & Doug, eh? I was tuned in today and will be Saturday. Haha! Damn finally some real news from fake news
Elon fails again In the meanwhile LinearProgramming All that hype..Musk had a premature ejaculation There are additional launch windows this Saturday and Sunday, a NASA spokesperson said. The next attempt will be on Saturday at 3:22 p.m. 100.000 dead and all you care about is some failed ego trip for crazy Elon?
Better safe than sorry Looks like Trump brought bad weather with him. Better safe than sorry. This program is to go to the moon an Mars but can't launch due to lite rain! 😆 Omg guys..If a little bad weather stops it..Orion's Belt will trash it..! Yikes.. What happened Everything seemed to be going just fine until Trumpy arrived.
If your lauch was in Alcantara (Brazil), you spend less comburent and NEVER will be canceled by climate... 😜 Trump isn’t smart enough to check the weather before he goes! Has Trump blamed Obama for the delay yet Thanks a lot Trump!! 😕 One point less for megalomania. What a beautiful black sky It's like a cloud follows donny around.
if you cant still beat the nature,you are not yet ready for Mars... What happened to getting rid of wasteful spending? of all the times, we need to do that NOW. Set for take off Saturday now Obama fault SpaceX SpaceLaunchLIVE spacelaunch Why I am surprised that Trump did not try to overrule the NASA scientists!
Do the astronauts have to quarantine for 14 days when they arrive at the space station? I know they have been in quarantine but now they have had exposure to lots of people. I’m shocked a Trump didn’t call God and tell him he’ll launch an investigation if he doesn’t change the weather. All of us baseball lovers were missing rain delays. Thanks NASA!
raingate Live look at astronauts Bob and Doug after finding out they wouldn’t be going to space today... Okay Nooooo 😢😢😢😢 Y'all white people love that racist frog. Everything happens for a reason 🙌 Now I have to remember to watch it this weekend We have to pay for the whole damn Trump family to wait it out?
We not playing Yosemite again we playing Astrothunder and Celebration Station Hahaha. God Is The Greatest.
SpaceX crew launch live updates: NASA webcast begins, weather may delay liftoffSpaceX is moving ahead with its Demo-2 crewed launch on Wednesday, even as stormy weather threatens to postpone the mission SAFE TAKE OFF AND JOURNEY! weather = canceled New Star Wars plan. 😏
Historic NASA-SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Due to Weather 17 Minutes Before Scheduled TakeoffPresident Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Kennedy Space Center for the launch Sad! Better safe than sorry!!
Historic SpaceX Launch Scrubbed Due To Weather; Will Retry SaturdaySpaceX and NASA’s historic launch of its crewed Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station planned for Wednesday has been postponed because of weather problems. The mission was scrubb… *crewed. Do better, please and thanks. teamcrewed
SpaceX's first astronaut launch is scrubbed due to weather – next attempt set for SaturdayUPDATE: SpaceX and NASA made the call to scrub the launch today since there were a couple of weather issues that prevented the attempt from taking place. SpaceX is set to mark a huge milestone in its own company history, with a first-ever crewed spaceflight set to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida I'll bet Trump was really pissed at that. Kushner Boy jynxed it
Historic SpaceX launch delayed because of weatherThe historic launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station was scrubbed today about 17 minutes before the scheduled launch due to inclement weather POTUS blames Obama!! Space is not MAGA. It requires facts like science and math. SpaceX
SpaceX crew launch live updates: Astronauts suiting up, weather may delay liftoffSpaceX crew launch live updates: President Trump heads to Florida, while the astronauts suit up and talk to Elon Musk and NASA Chief Jim Bridenstine. I should be in a situation where I can try out big projects Just don't take COVID to space, okay? Where's Elon? Shouldn't he be on the first flight if not as a proof of concept, at least as a proof of confidence. I've seen the footage of Space-X rocket explosions. Good luck and Godspeed to you dice rollers.