The flight of US astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) in a SpaceX spacecraft has been called off due to unfavourable weather conditions.
The Launch attempt of Wednesday, May 27, took place against the background of the coronavirus crisis.
US NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said “I know there’s a lot of disappointment today. The weather got us. But this was a great day for NASA and for SpaceX. Our teams worked together in a really impressive way, making good decisions all along. So, let’s go; let’s go get this done. Saturday is going to be a great day”.
Not since the retirement of the shuttles in 2011 has the US been able to launch its own astronauts into space, which is a big gap in which the US has had to rely on Russian Soyuz vehicles, BBC reports.