Once again, NASA decides to postpone the launch of the Dragon spacecraft

1 October, 2022
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Once again, NASA decides to postpone the launch of the Dragon spacecraft

"The launch of the Crew Dragon has been postponed again for an additional day due to Hurricane Ian, which hit the launch area in Florida," the agency said in a statement.


The statement added, "The launch of the vehicle was supposed to take place on October 3 from the Canaveral base in Florida, and because of the aforementioned hurricane, it was decided to postpone the operation to October 4, and then it was decided to postpone the date again to Wednesday, October 5, not before 19:00 local time. Moscow), and if necessary, experts at NASA are studying the possibility of postponing the launch to the period between October 6 and 9. 

NASA indicated that "the delay in the launch process more than once was caused by the hurricane moving through the Florida region, so experts will continue to monitor weather conditions and adjust the launch date again if necessary."


On July 15, Roscosmos announced the signing of an agreement with NASA on joint manned space flights to the International Space Station, and in turn, the leader of the Russian cosmonaut team, Oleg Kononenko, stated that the terms of the agreement include sending 3 flights carrying Russian astronauts to the International Space Station. The station using American Crew Dragon vehicles.


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