Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, has now got the first opportunity as a private company to collaborate with the national space agency, NASA to launch a manned rocket to the International Space Station on May 28, 2020.
It would be the first crewed flight by NASA since 2011. But the scheduled launch got canceled on that day and postponed to a further date.
Why NASA postponed the launch?
The launch that was going to take two NASA astronauts to the ISS( International Space Station) got scrubbed away because of bad weather conditions. The Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla., got hit with pre effects of the Tropical Storm Bertha.
"We are not going to launch today."
— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020
There couldn’t be any launch because they would have missed the window when the ISS flies over them. For the spacecraft to mee the ISS they have to occur at a precise moment. When the thing is with space mission you only get a single chance, so the NASA officials, acknowledging the weather conditions made if an off for the day.
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will have to wait for another launch window which is scheduled for Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT.
Who Was Present at the Launch?
There were a lot of significant faces seen at the canceled launch of the Demo-2 mission. There was the CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk who made sure that the astronauts are taken to the launchpad in Tesla Model X.
Will There Be a Live Stream of the Launch?
Yes. There’s a bunch of ways to watch the historic mission. You can watch on your TV, or stream on apps or with your satellite carrier. The next scheduled launch will be broadcasted live on Saturday, May 30, at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT).
You can watch the stream on all the official pages of NASA on Youtube, Twitter, and other channels. Or you can even get the official app of NASA on your smartphone with ease.