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SpaceX, NASA scrubbed the crewed launch to space due to weather. Here’s when the next launch could happen

SpaceX and NASA have postponed the first crewed flight

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 image from video made available by SpaceX, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, background left, and Doug Hurley sit in the Crew Dragon capsule as the launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is aborted due to weather problems. (SpaceX via AP)
In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020, image from video made available by SpaceX, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, background left, and Doug Hurley sit in the Crew Dragon capsule as the launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., is aborted due to weather problems.
SpaceX via Associated Press

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the company’s first manned flight from Cape Canaveral because of bad weather in the area, according to multiple reports.

The next opportunity for launch would be Saturday.

SpaceX tweeted: “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.”

NASA tweeted: “We are not going to launch today.”

Multiple reports before the launch suggested weather could limit the flight’s launch. The Crew Dragon has an abort system that will send the capsule to the stars and away from its failing rocket, according to Axios.

NASA and SpaceX had to monitor weather around the launch site for that reason.

Social media didn’t react well to the news.

This was supposed to be the first launch of American astronauts form U.S. soil in at least nine years, as I reported for the Deseret News. In 2011, astronauts headed to the space station on the Space Shuttle Atlantis, according to CBS News.

The flight would have been the first manned flight from SpaceX Crew Dragon. It would have also been the firstt commercial spacecraft to send NASA astronauts to space.