The first manned launch by Elon Musk’s space agency, which was scheduled for this Wednesday, has been delayed due to bad weather.
The new release date has already been revealed. It should happen next Saturday, the 30th.
This space flight, considered historic, will be the first to leave the United States since 2011 and will be the most dangerous and prestigious mission that NASA (American space agency) has ever entrusted to a private company.
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who were quarantined due to covid-19 two weeks ago, will fly aboard the new Crew Dragon capsule, launched by SpaceX, a ‘start-up’ founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, obsessed with Mars and creator of Tesla’s electric cars.
The goal is for NASA to be able to send its astronauts to the International Space Station on commercial flights from the United States rather than Russia, as has been the case since the end of the Atlantis space program in 2011.
This mission also seeks to lay the groundwork for future exploration plans for the Moon, starting in 2024, and Mars, starting in 2030.
"We are not going to launch today."
— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020