SpaceX delays Crew-8 astronaut launch for NASA to March 2 due to bad weather


SpaceX has delayed its first NASA astronaut launch of 2024 to no earlier than Saturday (March 2) due to offshore weather concerns near the mission’s Florida launch site. 

The four-astronaut SpaceX mission, called Crew-8, will now lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than Saturday night at 11:16 p.m. EST (0416 on March 3 GMT) from Pad 39A of the U.S. space agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. It’s the latest schedule slip for the launch, which was initially given a Feb. 22 launch date. 

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