NASA ’s Space Tourists Are Stranded On The ISS!
The problems do not end in NASA ’s first space tourism mission to the ISS. The bad weather conditions were a surprise to the team that went on the Ax-1 mission
The launch was delayed 5 times for various reasons, it was successfully carried out on 9 April.
After a 20-hour journey with the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft, the civilian astronauts successfully docked at their target. In the Ax-1 project, the preparation of which was quite problematic, the setbacks do not end. After a 20-hour journey with the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft, the civilian astronauts successfully docked at their target.
Having completed its mandate, the team was due to return to Earth on Tuesday. However, the landing was delayed due to weather conditions off the Florida coast, where it was expected to land. The team will stay on the ISS for a while.
According to the statement, the return home will take place on Sunday, with good weather forecasts for the weekend. NASA will share the details needed on Saturday. The setbacks of the program from the beginning have been a pretty bad experience for NASA.
When the Ax-1 mission was originally planned, February was chosen as the launch month. However, the launch was postponed to the last week of March due to preparations and ISS traffic. After these delays, the work continued, but on the pretext of the last talks about the preparations, the task was postponed again and shifted to April 3.
It was announced in the past days that it was postponed to April 6, stating that tests will be carried out on the launch pad. The mission has been postponed for the fifth time, with the detailed announcement made today. After all these series of delays, the launch took place on April 9th.