SpaceX Launch Delayed

Poor weather postpones flight until Saturday.

The much-anticipated launch of the SpaceX rocket ship from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been postponed to Saturday, following unfavorable weather conditions during Wednesday’s planned launch. The ship scheduled to travel to the International Space Station will be the first new vehicle to take American astronauts into space since the Space Shuttle in 2011. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the call was the “right decision.” Due to electricity in the atmosphere, there was a risk that the launch could trigger lightning, he said.

Both President Trump and Vice President Pence arrived in Florida for the historic launch. Once the delay was announced, the president tweeted, “Thank you to @NASA and @SpaceX for their hard work and leadership. Look forward to being back with you on Saturday!“ Vice President Pence also said that he would be attending Saturday’s launch. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead President Trump in the best way to promote space travel in the days to come.
  • For Vice President Pence to be kept safe during his travels.
  • That God would give NASA Administrator Bridenstine clarity on when best to launch this mission.

Sources: AP, CNN, Fox News


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