SpaceX Launch Scrubbed; On Again Saturday


Spring weather in Florida’s Kennedy Space Center caused the historic SpaceX launch scheduled for this afternoon to be scrubbed. Controllers ruefully suggested that if the mission could be delayed by 10 minutes, it might have come off today. But the launch window for the Crew Dragon to reach the International Space Station would not permit the delay.

Marc Cook
KITPLANES Editor in Chief Marc Cook has been in aviation journalism for more than 30 years. He is a 4000-hour instrument-rated, multi-engine pilot with experience in nearly 150 types. He’s completed two kit aircraft, an Aero Designs Pulsar XP and a Glasair Sportsman 2+2, and currently flies a 2002 GlaStar.

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  1. That’s the thing about FL weather and launches. On any given day your chances of clear weather are never better than 50-50 🙂

  2. Wise to postpone.

    If the quality control of Musk’s rockets is like his cars I’d not add another variable of iffy weather to the risk for the astronauts.

  3. The ISS is, and always, has been a waste of money – very little science is done there, with very few scientific paper citations.

    Should have been deorbited a decade ago.

    NASA finds its way to overpriced space projects like a pig finds its way to mud.