The SpaceX launch director decided to cancel Crew Dragon’s Demo-2 mission about 20 minutes before its scheduled departure time due to severe weather in the region.
Officials canceled Wednesday’s launch out of an abundance of caution for the safety of the capsule and crew and recent severe weather developments off the coast of South Carolina. The rescheduled launch is set for Saturday, May 30.
In a tweet, NASA said, “we are not going to launch today.”
“Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing,” the space administration wrote. “Our next opportunity will be Saturday, May 30 at 3:22pm ET.”
“We are not going to launch today.”
— NASA (@NASA) May 27, 2020
SpaceX said in a similar tweet that it is delaying the launch due to “unfavorable” conditions.
Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable weather in the flight path. Our next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 27, 2020