UPDATED 3:23 PM PT — Wednesday, May 27, 2020
This week’s historic NASA-SpaceX launch has been postponed due to weather conditions.
“We are not going to launch today.”
Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing. Our next opportunity will be Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm ET. Live #LaunchAmerica coverage will begin at 11am ET. pic.twitter.com/c7R1AmLLYh
— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020
Mission managers decided to call off the launch as gray skies and thunderstorms surrounded the launch pad on Wednesday. A tornado warning was issued earlier in the day.
The warning has since expired but NASA officials have distributed a tornado plan at Kennedy Space Center.
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— Patrick Hussion (@PatrickHussion) May 27, 2020
The Falcon 9 rocket and its crew were scheduled for liftoff at 4:33 p.m. from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The next launch opportunity will be this weekend. President Trump has said he’ll be there to watch.
Thank you to @NASA and @SpaceX for their hard work and leadership. Look forward to being back with you on Saturday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2020
If successful, the launch will be the first manned space mission since the shuttle program was retired in 2011. It is also the first time NASA has worked with a private company.
One America News will air live, uninterrupted coverage of the event on Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 p.m. EST / 12:22 p.m. PST!
Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable weather in the flight path. Our next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 27, 2020
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