Despite the fact that Dragon and the Falcon 9 rocket are already prepared for the flight to the International Space Station (ISS), their launch was postponed to the last day of the month.
“SpaceX is targeting 4:22 a.m. EDT Tuesday, April 30, for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida”, representatives of NASA report.
According to representatives of the US space agency, the reason for the postponing of the launch was the inconsistencies in the implementation of the spacecraft launch process due to the limited capabilities of the ISS station, and April 30 is the most acceptable date for both organizations.
Recall, earlier, in March, a video of the test launch of Dragon-2 was published on the Web.
SpaceX Crew Dragon recap https://t.co/MmQmctxRSo
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 2 марта 2019 г.
The video was posted on Twitter by the founder of the SpaceX aerospace manufacturer, Elon Musk, and received a lot of positive feedback from followers.
It should be noted that the research group has been working on the ISS for more than 20 years, and has brought considerable benefits to humanity over the years.
ISS is the largest international project to date and is positioning itself as a multipurpose space test platform. The ISS has provided mankind with the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in microgravity conditions under the influence of cosmic radiation and represents a unique experience of international cooperation, support and mutual assistance in order to study various areas that are inaccessible within terrestrial space.
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