Updated Oct 13th: SpaceX and NASA postponed the removal of Crew-4 and Dragon Freedom astronauts until Friday due to bad weather at the landing site on Earth. The dragon won’t open sooner now Oct 14 at 11:35 a.m. EDT (1535 GMT).
SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission will lift off from the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday (October 14) after two weather delays, and you can watch the event live.
Crew 4 the Dragon capsule, It’s called freedomNASA officials said it will make a third attempt to disconnect sometime on Friday Tweet (Opens in a new tab). It has been postponed twice due to weather, NASA officials said, on Wednesday (October 13) and Thursday (October 14). The start date was also later than it should have been today (Thursday).
“Tweet embed And the Tweet embed Work console router # group 4 Dragon Freedom has been disconnected from today due to the weather at the Florida Splashdown website. Officials said the opening on Friday is now estimated. Wrote (Opens in a new tab).
When the connection drops, you can watch it live here on Space.com, courtesy of NASA, or directly through the space agency (Opens in a new tab).
After spraying on the Florida coast, NASA and SpaceX She plans to hold a post-Splashdown press conference at a time to be announced.
The conference featured Steve Stitch, Director of the Commercial Group Program at NASA. Joel Montalbano of NASA International Space Station the manager of the program; And a representative from SpaceX, according to previous NASA reports.
However, none of these times are engraved. It is based on well-predicted weather conditions in the potential Freedom landing areas in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.
Crew-4 was launched aboard SpaceX falcon 9 A rocket on April 27 and arrived at the International Space Station on the same day. The mission includes Cristoforetti and NASA astronauts Robert Haines, Kjell Lindgren and Jessica Watkins.
As the name suggests, Crew-4 is the fourth contracted space mission that SpaceX has transferred to a NASA laboratory. It is one of two SpaceX aircraft currently operating on the International Space Station; Crew-5 arrived on October 6th for five months.
This story was updated on Wednesday, October 12th at 3:40PM EST. This story was updated on Thursday, October 13th at 9:17AM EDT with news of delays in disconnection and resurfacing due to weather.
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