NASA, SpaceX's 1st Crewed Mission Called Off 17 Mins Before Liftoff

World | | May 28, 2020, 9:17 am
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 NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27 due to bad weather. (Image: AP)
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NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 27 due to bad weather. (Image: AP)

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 NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wearing SpaceX spacesuits, give their families virtual hugs as they prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera. (Image: AP)
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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wearing SpaceX spacesuits, give their families virtual hugs as they prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera. (Image: AP)

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 NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley return from pad39a after their launch was scrubbed by bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley return from pad39a after their launch was scrubbed by bad weather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk listens during a round table discussion with President Donald Trump at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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Tesla and SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk listens during a round table discussion with President Donald Trump at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump speaks while at the NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump speaks while at the NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump listens during a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump listens during a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence pose for a photo during tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence pose for a photo during tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump's signature is seen on a piece of equipment during a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP
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President Donald Trump's signature is seen on a piece of equipment during a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP

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 President Donald Trump speaks as he, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence participate in a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump speaks as he, first lady Melania Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence participate in a tour of NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)

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 The SpaceX launch pad is seen from the window of Air Force One at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)
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The SpaceX launch pad is seen from the window of Air Force One at Kennedy Space Center. (Image: AP)

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 Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, prepare to leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, wearing SpaceX spacesuits, prepare to leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, wave farewell as NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, wave farewell as NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 The SpaceX launch pad is seen from the window of Air Force One at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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The SpaceX launch pad is seen from the window of Air Force One at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wearing SpaceX spacesuits, give their families virtual hugs as they prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera. (Image: AP)
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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wearing SpaceX spacesuits, give their families virtual hugs as they prepare to depart the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canavera. (Image: AP)

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 The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
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The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)

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 Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer exit the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building ahead of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken departing for Launch Complex Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, joined by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer exit the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building ahead of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken departing for Launch Complex Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 President Donald Trump speaks while at the NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)
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President Donald Trump speaks while at the NASA facilities before viewing the SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 Launch at Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral. (Image: AP)

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 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, are seen as NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The two astronauts will fly on a SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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Elon Musk, SpaceX Chief Engineer, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Vice President Mike Pence, and Second Lady Karen Pence, are seen as NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. The two astronauts will fly on a SpaceX test flight to the International Space Station. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 In this photo provided by NASA, astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wave as they leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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In this photo provided by NASA, astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wave as they leave the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building on their way to Pad 39-A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (Joel Kowsky/NASA via AP)

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 The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A Monday, May 25, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on May 27. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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The SpaceX Falcon 9, with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on top of the rocket, sits on Launch Pad 39-A Monday, May 25, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on May 27. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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 A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via AP)

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