The launch of a private Crew Dragon spacecraft with an international crew to the International space station (ISS) has been postponed for a day due to weather conditions, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said.
According to Bridenstine in his Twitter account, the launch of the first Crew Dragon mission with astronauts on the ISS will take place at 19.27 on Sunday, November 15 due to coastal winds.
Three American astronauts and one Japanese will go to the ISS aboard Crew Dragon.
He noted that the first stage of the Falcon 9 used in the upcoming launch, according to SpaceX plans, will be used during Crew Dragon’s next launch.
Crew Dragon was supposed to launch on Saturday from the Cape Canaveral space center and deliver a crew of four people to orbit: three Americans and one Japanese astronaut. This will be the first working manned launch for the US since 2011 when the Space Shuttle program was completed. For nine years, American astronauts were delivered to the ISS by Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a fee.
In addition to SpaceX, which owns Crew Dragon, the Crewed Starliner ship is being created by Boeing. The first crewed flight of her ship is planned for 2021.