The expected launch of NASA’s SpaceX at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, was truncated this evening due to bad weather conditions.
The much-anticipated launch was supposed to be the first in about a decade since the last launch of Americans into space from the American soil and on American equipment.
The SpaceX launch was cancelled only 20 minutes to the said time for launching and has now been rescheduled to launch on Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m ET.
As at this morning, 27th May 2020, prediction about the launch was the chance at a 50% probability of violating weather constraints. But at about noon, around 12:45 p.m, weather forecast revealed the chances of showers, and possible thunderstorms with heavy rain and lightning. With these came the very slim possibility that the launch would happen.
All of these was the build up to the eventual cancellation of the 4:33 p.m. May 27th launch of Elons Mask’s spaceX spacecraft with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley’s proposed launching to the International Space Station on a Crew Dragon spacecraft propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket.
The SpaceX launch was supposed to mark an end to America’s near one decade-long dependence on Russia for launch space. But it has been cancelled, to be launched by 3:22 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.