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SpaceX Launch Has Been Aborted Due To Bad Weather

SpaceX Launch Has Been Aborted Due To Bad Weather

Elon Musk was planning on sending two astronauts to the International Space Station.

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie

Elon Musk's bid to send two astronauts to the International Space Station will take a little longer after the SpaceX launch was delayed.

Bad weather has hampered efforts to get the rocket off the ground in a safe manner at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

It was scheduled to be the first launch of astronauts into space on US soil since 2011.

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were the two Americans selected for the historic launch and are two of NASA's most experienced astronauts.

The SpaceX and NASA team will have to wait until the International Space Station is back in the right orbital position to launch the rocket. They will try again on Saturday and if that is aborted then they will try a third time on Sunday.

In addition to the astronauts, the rocket, which has been dubbed the Dragon, will be carrying two items.

One is a series of indestructible custom art pieces by a Los Angeles artist that celebrate humanity. They're made from gold, brass and aluminium.

The second is a mosaic image of Earth, made from more than 100,000 photos of 2020 graduates from around the world.

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Topics: elon musk, World News, US News, space