NASA was planning to go to space using SpaceX rockets this month, but this plan was postponed to November. It will take three NASA astronauts and a JAXA astronaut to the International Space Station.
Reason Behind SpaceX Crew-1 Mission Postponed
The mission, originally planned to be launched in October, has been delayed until November, according to a statement by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The date October 31 was given for the SpaceX Dragon Crew-1 mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which will be launched as part of the Dragon Crew-1 mission, was normally planned to be launched at the end of this month, but it was delayed due to some problems.
According to NASA, a number of problems occurred with the gas generator in the six-month mission Falcon 9 rocket, scheduled for October 31.
NASA’s also stated that the problem with the Falcon 9 rocket needed some time to resolve, and therefore the start date of the mission was delayed. With the statement made for NASA SpaceX Crew-1, it has confirmed that the start date of the mission was delayed.
The ongoing problem with the Falcon 9 rocket until the tentative date given for the mission that was postponed until November will be corrected and the mission officially begins. When NASA officially launches the SpaceX Crew-1 mission, it is expected that American astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi will take part in the crew mission.
SpaceX Crew Dragon Crew-1 is among six missions planned to be sent to ISP under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as part of SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Program that brings private sector companies to the US space program.
The first SpaceX Crew Dragon flight, Demo-2, was made by sending NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. Crew Dragon returned to Earth on August 2, after a certain period of time after reaching the International Space Station on May 30.