NASA plans on delaying the launch of SpaceX Crew-3 mission scheduled for Wednesday, due to a minor medical issue of one of its crew members. The issue is not a medical emergency and is not related to COVID-19 informed the space agency.
NASA is making efforts to protect the crew members of the mission prior to the launch by coming up with a health stabilization plan and the crew will remain in quarantine at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida preparing for the launch.
The space agency informed that the earliest possible opportunity for them to go ahead with the launch would be Saturday, November 6. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket will remain at the Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy.
According to a NASA report, Crew-3 flight will carry NASA astronauts Raja Chari, mission commander; Tom Marshburn, pilot; and Kayla Barron, mission specialist; as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer, mission specialist, to the space station for a six-month science mission, and will stay aboard the ISS until late April 2022.
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