Aerospace: Thomas Pesquet's takeoff to the International Space Station postponed from Thursday to Friday


The departure of the manned flight from NASA and SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS), scheduled for Thursday, April 22, with the Frenchman Thomas Pesquet on board, has been postponed for one day due to unfavorable weather conditions.

The take-off of four astronauts, including Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, to the International Space Station, is delayed by 24 hours. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, built by the American company SpaceX, was to take off this Thursday at 12:11 (Paris time) from the Kennedy Space Center (Florida) to join the ISS. He will finally leave on Friday at 11:49 am French time. 

The information was confirmed by a tweet and a statement from NASA, which explains that this postponement is attributable to "adverse weather conditions along the flight path on Thursday". “Even though conditions around the launch site appear to be favorable for take-off, mission teams must also consider conditions along the flight path and recovery area” in the event of a launch leak or if a accident occurred, specifies NASA.

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