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SpaceX's plans to send an astronaut crew into space, and therefore mark the first time that's been done from U.S. soil in almost 10 years, were dashed when crappy weather pushed itself in and forced the launch to abort just 17 minutes before it was set to happen.
As such, the planned launch date has now been moved to Saturday, May 30. Not that long of a wait:
Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were set to be sent from the Kennedy Space Center to the International Space Station at 4:33 p.m. ET, but cloudy weather forced the three-day delay.
When it does actually go down, the flight will mark the first time that astronauts from NASA have been sent to that destination in a commercially built craft. NBC News reports that it will also be the "last major milestone" for SpaceX's partnership with NASA, which was intended to join the federal government agency with private companies to make space crafts for procedural trips to the Kennedy Space Center.
Lately NASA's been buying rides on Russian capsules/rockets.
As a result, SpaceX spent six years putting together and testing the capsule meant to usher the astronauts on their journey.
But, again, that effort was thwarted by clouds. As you'd expect with such a seemingly minor (but important) roadblock, a Twitter ball busting followed. From the looks of it it was a light-hearted affair easily absorbed by those involved.
In any case, check out some reactions below.
Oh well, safety first.
Best of luck on Saturday.