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SpaceX Orders Delay After Bad Weather Condition Revealed

( – Four astronauts were supposed to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) on Halloween, but mother nature had other plans. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX decided to delay the flight until November 3, thanks to a storm making an appearance just before the original launch. 

A large storm system swept into the Ohio Valley, causing high winds to develop over the Atlantic, making conditions unsafe for the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9. November 3 is expected to have favorable weather according to the 45th Weather Squadron. 

Oddly enough, forecasters had believed October 31’s weather would also be favorable before the storm derailed the launch plans. The team of astronauts, Crew-3, are going to the ISS to relieve another set of astronauts, Crew-2. The four-person team will dock with the ISS on the same day it launches. As of now, Crew-3’s launch is scheduled for November 3 at 1:10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. 

Experts say Crew-2 should be on the ground in the early part of November, after spending six months on the space station. Crew-3 should see the ground again in April 2022, six months after their arrival at the ISS.

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