So now SPACEX AND NASA together once again, gear up to try to make history by launching two astronauts into Earth’s orbit.
NASA fans disappointed due to first call was not launching due to weather condition. They have waited for so long like decades of waiting to achieved this milestone. which will usher in the return of human spaceflight to US soil.
The next launch is slated for today at 3:22 pm ET. Lets see the results The decision is final forgetting about the weather condition come down to the weather forecast — again.
As of Saturday morning, the 45th Space Wing, an arm of the US military that oversees all East Coat rocket launches, predicts about a 50% chance of the weather holding up enough for launch on Saturday. And the odds are slightly better — about a 60% chance — for the next opportunity for liftoff on Sunday, May 31, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
SpaceX has put their request on Tuesday, June 2, as an additional backup date from NASA if the weather impact if more than expected than what would be the result , according to the space agency.
It’s hurricane season in Central Florida, and that means launch officials are dealing with weather conditions that are often severe and extremely fickle. During hurricane the wind pressure is so tens that give a huge impact. So let’s hope for the best. After enduring several thunderstorms and a tornado warning on Wednesday, the hope reached out and the sky began to clear up right around liftoff time. But, ultimately, it’s a risky situation, ominous clouds and the risk of lightning was too high to allow the launch to proceed.
With just minutes left on the countdown clock, officials even suggested on Wednesday that the rocket could have taken off if launch time was just 10 or 20 minutes later.
But that’s not a possibility for this mission, as the astronauts are heading to space to link up with the International Space Station, which orbits about 250 miles above Earth and travels more than 17,000 miles per hour. That means the spacecraft will need to stay on an extremely precise launch schedule. Which leads to a great risk?
NASA and SpaceX’s plans could change at any moment between now and Saturday afternoon, depending on how the forecast changes. It will also required quite a bit of luck. The 45th Space Wing doing its work as their responsibility is to monitor conditions both at the launch pad and across a broad stretch of the Atlantic Ocean. If unfortunately the rocket misfires and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule needs to use its emergency abort system to jettison the astronauts to safety, they’ll must land in the ocean. And that means officials must ensure that weather must help them their landing must be smooth and never be dangerous due to waves and hurricanes, so they scan a massive stretch of the ocean all the way to the coast of Ireland. The team also uses all sorts of instruments, including radars and weather balloons, to ensure that the rocket will have a smooth ride all the way through the upper atmosphere.
One other issue Central Florida is facing: controlling crowds amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Due to covid-19 the pandemic wave effects the fans of SPACE-X and NASA .The Florida beaches opened earlier this month, during SpaceX’s first attempt on Wednesday, local news outlets reported that spectators crowded public viewing sites, even as a series of thunderstorms rolled through the area. Than who stop the lovers?
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, They didn’t sell the tickets for Wednesday’s launch, officially reopened on Thursday.
The center’s website says the visitor’s center will only welcome a limited number of people for the launch and will require masks and temperature checks for all guests. The tickets for SpaceX’s Saturday launch attempt were quickly sold out.
Why is this Launch so Important?
The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk’s SpaceX. This will mark the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth’s orbit. NASA and space fans have waited nearly a decade for this milestone.
The United States hasn’t launched its own astronauts into space since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. Since then, NASA’s astronauts have had to travel to Russia and train on the country’s Soyuz spacecraft. Those seats have cost NASA as much as $86 million each.
But the space agency chose not to create its own replacement for the Shuttle. Instead, it asked the private sector to develop a spacecraft capable of safely ferrying astronauts to and from the International Space Station — a controversial decision considering that NASA had never before outsourced the development of a human-rated spacecraft. The thinking was that commercial companies could drive down costs and spur innovation, and NASA would have more time and resources to focus on exploring deeper into the solar system.
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