SpaceX Launch Postponed
The historic SpaceX launch with astronauts onboard will be postponed until Saturday afternoon due to last second inclement weather. Although, this is saddening to all that are excited to watch, better safe than sorry.
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Clouds came from West of Kennedy Space Center 15 minutes prior to launch. Every piece of data around the rocket is tracked prior to launch. Since millions of things must go right to get a rocket off the ground, it is quite common to see back-up launch dates be used.
Subsequently, with humans on board there is an increased caution to anomalies in weather and other things that could cause launch failure. This would have been the first launch of humans from American soil on an American rocket in a decade.
Updated Information For No Launch
Ten minutes prior to launch clouds formed from the West meanwhile natural lightning started to occur in a tropical storm within the Atlantic. First, during abort of the mission the team would be in massive trouble if they landed within a choppy storm in the Atlantic. Second, due to the nature of today’s launch (only one chance for take-off), the next opportunity will be Saturday.
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