NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 launch was postponed to Sunday night due to bad weather

Updated 9:27 pm: Citing poor conditions on the Dragon spacecraft's flight path, NASA and SpaceX have postponed the Crew-8 launch to Sunday at 10:53 p.m.

Original Story: Crew-8's launch day to the International Space Station – as long as the weather cooperates!

NASA and SpaceX are aiming for a 11:16 p.m. EST launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying four Crew-8 members aboard the Dragon Endeavor capsule from Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

However, the Space Force's 45th Weather Squadron puts the odds of “go to launch” conditions at only 40%, citing a moderate-to-high risk of precipitation, cumulus clouds and poor ascent corridor weather.

Falcon 9 is predicted to fly on a northeast track. The rocket's first-stage booster will create sonic booms in Brevard County 7 minutes, 38 seconds after landing at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

Florida Today's space team will link to NASA TV coverage and provide mission updates at floridatoday.com/space beginning at 7:15 p.m.

For the latest news from the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and NASA's Kennedy Space Center, visit floridatoday.com/space.

Rick Neal A space reporter in Florida today (for his stories, Click here.) Contact Neil at 321-242-3638 or [email protected]. Twitter/X: @RickNeale1

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