According to the plan, SpaceX, the US commercial rocket launch company, will launch a manned rocket in the early morning of May 28, which will transport two NASA astronauts to the international space station. This launch is of great significance, NASA is not only the first manned space mission to the United States since 2011, but also the first commercial manned flight in the United States。
But unfortunately, after a series of preparationsAt 4:00 a.m. on May 28, SpaceX official tweeted that due to weather, the launch was cancelled and the launch time was postponed to May 30, EDT,Stay up late to watch the launch of live friends or early rest.
Since the retirement of the space shuttle Atlantis in 2011, NASA has been transporting astronauts to the international space station through the Russian Soyuz manned spacecraft at a price of 80 million US dollars per person.
By contrast, SpaceX are more affordable,Unit price $55 million / person。
For the first time, the rocket, the SpaceX Falcon 9 manned dragon, was tested several times and was put into action.
It is worth mentioning that on the 26th day just before the launch, SpaceX just announced a new round of financing of $340 million, valued at about $36 billion.