Crew-3 launch delayed again

Credit: NASA - Crew-2 mission
Credit: NASA - Crew-2 mission

Breaking news! After NASA and SpaceX's Crew-3 mission was canceled due to bad weather on Oct. 31. 2021, this being rescheduled on November 3, 2021, was canceled once again. It was canceled due to a minor medical problem of one of the astronauts. See more about these two cancellations in our old articles here: 



Recently, NASA announced that the mission will be delayed for the third time. The best time NASA said is: 21:51. EST Monday, November 8, 2021. Crew-2, another mission that is now on the ISS (International Space Station) will soon have to come back to Earth by a rocket, most likely SpaceX. Both the operation of bringing the Crew-2 crew from the ISS and bringing the Crew-3 crew to the ISS will be slightly delayed. Probably one of the Crew-3 astronauts still has small problems, it is not known, because neither NASA nor SpaceX have announced so far. 

And Crew-2 will not be able to land on Earth due to the weather conditions at that time. So far, NASA has not been in such a bad situation among ISS crews. Why? Because if NASA has the Crew-2 crew on Earth and doesn't take the Crew-3 to the ISS, then it will have only one astronaut on the ISS. It'll only have one astronaut until it takes Crew-3 on the ISS. So the Crew-3 has to leave faster, otherwise the ISS will be quite deserted. Crew-2 must bring it back to Earth on NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet. 

Crew-3 instead must take the ISS through a SpaceX spacecraft to NASA astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander; Tom Marshburn, pilot; and Kayla Barron, mission specialist; as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer. From NASA and SpaceX statements about this is known so far. 

We wish the space agencies success in being able to successfully complete both missions (bringing and conducting) successfully. 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 04 November 2021, at 11:25 am Los Angeles time

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