Florida: NASA’s historic “LaunchAmerica” human spaceflight — SpaceX Demo-2 test flight — was scrubbed due to weather and is now scheduled for 3:22 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Saturday, May 30, (12:52 am Friday, Indian Standard Time ) from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
The launch was scheduled to take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here at 4:33 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. (2:03 am Thursday, Indian Standard Time).
US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Second Lady Karen Pence, were present following the departure of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley for Launch Complex 39A to board a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for launch on Wednesday, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011.