Yesterday was supposed to be a monumentous occasion. It was the first time Elon Musk’s SpaceX program was going to launch humans into space in its first crewed flight. Unfortunately though, it didn’t happen due to the weather.
On board were two pilots, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who prior to the launch had sat there, in the tiny cockpit for around three hours. But just 17 minutes before launch, the company decided to abort. By the way, I just want to point out now, that their space suits look absolutely wicked by the way. Proper modern stuff.
Apparently, the biggest issue that hindered the launch was electrified clouds, because if the rocket gets close enough, lightning could strike and cause damage, and it’s not worth the risk.
The Falcon 9 rocket was suppoesed to launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, but is now scheduled to take flight on Saturday at 3:22 ET. If you wanted to check it out for yourself, there are livestreams all over the Internet. We’ll definitely be tuning in, so we’ll see you there.