Cape Canaveral (DPA) – Due to adverse weather forecasts, the launch of three men and a woman with the “crew dragon” of private space company SpaceX has been postponed to the International Space Station ISS.
Originally launched for Thursday, the launch is now scheduled for Friday (11.49 pm CEST), announced by SpaceX and the US space agency NASA. It has been said that favorable weather conditions were predicted for Cape Canaveral in the state of Florida, but not for further flight avenues.
“Crew-2” features two American astronauts Shane Kimboose and Megan McArthur as well as their Japanese partners Akihiko Hoshide and French Thomas Peskett. Pesket is the first astronaut of the European space agency Essa to board the “crew dragon” and fly to the ISS.
It is the second crew to be promoted by SpaceX to the ISS. The first – American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and their Japanese ally Soichi Noguchi – docked at the ISS in November. He is scheduled to return to Earth in late April.
“Crew-1” was the first to fly regularly to the ISS in “Crew Dragon” after being successful for the first time. After a break of nearly nine years, the test was the first time that astronauts have returned to orbit from American Earth – and the first time they have been promoted by a private space company. SpaceX previously only transported goods to the ISS.
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