SpaceX's Crew-3 launch scrubbed until next week because of bad weather
The new expected launch time is on Nov. 3 at 1:10 a.m. Eastern time
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – NASA and SpaceX have delayed the agency’s Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station due to a large storm system across moving across the Ohio Valley and northeastern United States.
The new expected launch time is on Nov. 3 at 1:10 a.m. Eastern time. They will launch on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Sunday's launch attempt was scrubbed due to the Elevating winds and waves in the Atlantic Ocean along the Crew Dragon flight path.
NASA said weather conditions along the ascent corridor are expected to improve for the new launch attempt. There is an 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the launch site, forecasters with the 45th Weather Squadron predict.
NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Kayla Barron and Tom Marshburn, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer arrived at KSC earlier this week ahead of the Falcon 9 rocket launch.
After launch, the astronauts will spend about six months in orbit on the International Space Station.