“A very sad event”. This is the comment with which the President of the United States of America Donald Trump, who then tweeted: ” Thanks to NASA and Space X for their hard work and leadership. I look forward to returning to you on Saturday. ” There is obviously great disappointment for the postponement of a mission of great historical and symbolic value. With this launch, in fact, the US was about to return after nine years to send directly into human personal space, interrupting a digiano started in 2011 after the Shuttle and trying to balance the forces in the space race, marked by the monopoly of Moscow.
Where and at what time can I see the new launch?
The appointment with history is postponed to Saturday 30 May: at 15.22 Washington time – 21.22 Italian – NASA will make the second attempt. On Twitter it will be possible to follow the live broadcast, thanks to the hashtag #LaunchAmerica. Those who do not want to miss anything, can watch YouTube on live of NASA.
Video: relive all the waiting, preparation and postponement
How long will the mission last
The journey to space it will last about 10 minutes. After about two minutes, part of Falcon 9 will return to Earth, where it will be recovered from a ship stationed in the Atlantic ocean. The capsule of the Crew Dragon will continue towards the ISS, which is expected to reach in 24 hours.
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