According to NASA officials, the launch of the next SpaceX crew, due to a minor medical problem that affected one of the crew, killed at least three people. The next day will be delayed.
The new SpaceX mission, known as Crew-3, was originally scheduled for October 31, but due to weather conditions until November 3 (November 12) was delayed.
While it was expected that this time it would not be an obstacle to launch from the Kennedy Space Center's 39A launch pad, now the closest time to launch the mission is November 6, 23:36 Zone. Eastern time (16 November at 19:06) is considered. According to NASA, the delay in launching the SpaceX zircon capsule is not due to an emergency medical issue, and one of the crew's medical problems are not related to Corona. It sends Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron to the International Space Station with European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer. The four are boarded in the Dragon manned capsule to be launched by the Falcon 9 rocket.
Crow-3 mission astronauts training in Dragon capsule
Nasha did not provide many details on the subject and it is not clear Which crew has a medical problem? Even with privacy concerns and health concerns, it is unclear whether we will know more about this in the future.
NASA officials say Crow-3 astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Are in quarantine. This is part of the normal pre-launch process, and NASA says the crew is in good condition and will remain in the 39A launch kit for launch on Saturday.
As the name suggests, the Crow-3 is the third The mission is the
SpaceX manned flight that flies to NASA for the International Space
Station. The Crow-2 mission was launched into Earth orbit
laboratory in April and is scheduled to return to Earth shortly.
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur make up Akihiko
Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and
ThomasPesquet, French astronaut of the European Space Agency. Cover
photo: Astronauts on the Crow-3 SpaceX mission and NASA