SpaceX launch scrapped at last minute leaving NASA astronauts grounded

Four NASA astronauts were scheduled to set off for the International Space Station this morning on the SpaceX Crew-6 mission but engineers detected a fault on their rocket


27 February 2023

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft sitting on the launch pad this morning

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A rocket launch due to take four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) at 1:45 am EST this morning was cancelled 2 minutes before lift-off for safety reasons.

The SpaceX Crew-6 launch attempt, in collaboration with NASA, was due to carry four astronauts to the ISS in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a 70-metre-tall Falcon 9 rocket. Cancellation came after the discovery of an issue with one of the rocket’s …


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