Why Can’t Spacex Falcon 9 Launch The First Time?

Why Can’t Spacex Falcon 9 Launch The First Time?

Initially, Spacex Falcon 9 rocket should launch on July 24, but owing to unfavorable weather conditions the mission wasn’t realized, according to NASA. But we have good news, as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida on July 25, 2019, at 6:01 p.m. EDT (carrying the company’s Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station on its 18th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-18) mission).

“It was a great launch, we were really happy to see the weather clear out the way it did,” said Bill Spetch, deputy manager of the International Space Station Transportation Integration Office at NASA.

We also would like to mention that the morning of July 25, the weather looked much the same but cleared up just in time.

This is the first time a Dragon spacecraft will journey to the space station for a third time. To mark this accomplishment, it is outfitted with three noteworthy stickers: two station badges representing the previous resupply missions it has flown (CRS-6 and CRS-13) and the Apollo 50th anniversary logo.

“We are still inspired by all of the Apollo missions and are excited to continue to work with NASA as they continue to explore the universe,” SpaceX Director of Dragon Mission Management Jessica Jensen said in a prelaunch news conference July 24.

Dragon will remain at the space station until August 20, when it will return to Earth with research and return cargo.

Source: Text; blogs.nasa.gov

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