Finally, SpaceX will try Saturday to launch in space, two Nasa astronauts, after an attempt stopped at the last minute on Wednesday for fear of the lightning. The mission is critical: the first manned flight originating in the United States for nine years, and the first entrusted to a private company. Nasa and the boss of SpaceX, Elon Musk, confirmed Saturday morning that the weather, although uncertain, are not would stop no preparations for a take-off at 15H22 (19H22 GMT) from the Kennedy space center on the atlantic coast in Florida, under the eyes of president Donald Trump.read also : SpaceX gives the United States their autonomy in spaceflight
"We are preparing for the launch today," tweeted Jim Bridenstine, head of Nasa, adding that the risk of cancellation because of the auvais time remained 50%. A report is still possible until the end of the countdown, like last Wednesday.