SpaceX Rocket Mission Delayed Over Crew Health Issue

NASA has postponed the launch of a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station due to a “minor” medical condition affecting one of the crew members.

The launch, which was originally slated for Sunday but was postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather, has now been pushed out until Saturday at the earliest.

According to NASA, the problem is not a medical emergency or connected to Covid-19. 

While prepping for the launch, the four-person crew will remain quarantined at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The SpaceX Crew-3 flight will transport mission commander Raja Chari, pilot Tom Marshburn, mission specialist Kayla Barron, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer to the space station for a six-month mission, with the crew remaining on board until late April 2022.

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