LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) — The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX are focusing on no sooner than midday subsequent Wednesday, Oct. 5, for the launch of the company’s Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) attributable to Hurricane Ian, the company mentioned Thursday.
Mission groups proceed to watch the impacts of Hurricane Ian on the Space Coast and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will alter the launch date once more, mentioned NASA.
The Dragon Endurance spacecraft is at the moment mated to the Falcon 9 rocket and safely secured inside SpaceX’s hangar at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
After the storm progresses, groups from NASA and SpaceX will consider the potential impacts to the middle and decide whether or not to regulate the mission timeline additional, mentioned NASA.
The Crew-5 flight will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina to the ISS.