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In the statement made, it was stated that the decision was made because the speed of the sea winds was measured above the standard conditions in Florida, where the capsule carrying the astronauts was planned to land.
The US Aerospace Agency (NASA) reported that the Crew Dragon shuttle, which will carry 4 astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), to Earth, has been postponed today.
SpaceX is transporting astronauts to the ISS with the Crew Dragon shuttle as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Services program.
The company carried out an unmanned test flight called “Demo-1”, then carried two astronauts to the station with a manned test flight called “Demo-2” in May 2020.
SpaceX delivered its astronaut team of 4 to the ISS in November 2020, as part of its mission called “Crew-1”.
The “Crew-1 mission” was the first manned voyage to space from the US after NASA ended its Space Shuttle program in 2011.
Astronauts and cosmonauts at the ISS were previously transported by Russian-made “Soyuz” shuttles, as NASA stopped producing personnel shuttles.
6 crew members take turns on the ISS
Within the scope of NASA’s “Commercial Supply Services” program, American companies Northrop Grumman “Cygnus” and SpaceX transport supplies to ISS with cargo shuttles named “Dragon”.
As part of the “Commercial Crew Development Program”, the US Boeing company also makes test flights with “CST-100 Starliner” space shuttles to transport personnel to ISS.