SpaceX is making its second attempt at launching its Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) today after a last-minute issue caused a delay in the first attempt.
The launch is scheduled to take place at 5:49 a.m. ET from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will be the first time that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will be carrying four astronauts to the ISS.
NASA has been providing updates on the launch and has cleared SpaceX for the mission. The agency also released a statement saying that the delay was caused by an issue with the rocket’s ignition system.
Space.com reported that the rocket has been cleared for launch after a review and that the astronauts will be taking off in the Crew Dragon capsule.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the launch was delayed due to a technical issue but that SpaceX was cleared for the mission after a review.
The mission will see four astronauts, two from NASA and two from Japan’s JAXA space agency, travel to the ISS. They will be the first astronauts to fly in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule.
Viewers around the world will be able to watch the launch live on NASA’s website and on various news outlets.
This mission is a major milestone for SpaceX and its Crew Dragon capsule and it is hoped that it will pave the way for more successful launches in the future.