The first SpaceX Crew Dragon mission with astronauts aboard was scrubbed on Wednesday due to weather constraints. The company was not able to meet its instantaneous launch window at 4:33 p.m. EDT.
The next attempt to launch NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station will occur on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT. There is a backup window the following day.
Until the launch was scrubbed, the launch countdown has proceeded smoothly at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Hurley and Behnken are due to fly Crew Dragon on a flight test to the space station. Their stay there will last from six weeks to about four months.
The Demo-2 flight test is the last hurdle before Crew Dragon will be certified to carry astronauts to the station on a commercial basis.