Bad offshore weather delays SpaceX crew launch until Friday

SpaceX has bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX on Wednesday bumped its next astronaut launch by a day because of dangerously high waves and wind offshore.

Liftoff is now scheduled for early Friday morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, when better weather is expected.

The four astronauts — from the U.S., Japan and France — will spend six months at the International Space Station.

This will be SpaceX’s third launch of astronauts for NASA in less than a year. NASA turned to private companies once the shuttle program ended to haul not only supplies to the space station, but also people. SpaceX began delivering cargo in 2012 and flew its first crew up last May.

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