This mission will mark 3 historic landmars:
- The first-ever manned launch for SpaceX in the company’s 18-year history.
- The first time ever that a privately developed spacecraft will launch humans into Earth’s orbit.
- The first time astronauts launch to the International Space Station from US soil since NASA’s Space Shuttle Program retired in 2011.
NASA and SpaceX had to scrub the launch because of weather on Wednesday afternoon. Their next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EST
Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable weather in the flight path. Our next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 27, 2020