‘Minor medical issue’ delays Crew-3 rocket launch again

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Update: A “minor medical issue involving one of its crew members” forced the Crew-3 launch to be delayed a second time, NASA Commercial Crew announced Monday afternoon.

The new targeted launch time is 11:36 p.m. Saturday.

Read our previous coverage below:

8:00 a.m. update:

NASA’s cancels Sunday’s Crew-3 rocket launch over weather concerns.

Due to a large storm systems creating strong wind and waves in the Atlantic Ocean along the Crew Dragon flight path, Nasa is now targeting Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 1:10am ET for its next launch window.

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If you’re going to be up super early Halloween, you will have a big treat in store for you when you look up to the skies.

No, you won’t see any flying witches or ghosts (most likely), but you’ll see a rocket heading to the International Space Station.


SpaceX is on schedule to launch the Crew-3 mission from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A Sunday morning at 2:21 a.m.

READ: 9 things to do this weekend: SpaceX Crew-3 launch, Halloween movie at Lake Eola & more

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer make up the third crew rotation mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program.

READ: All eyes on weather for early Sunday crewed launch as astronauts makes final preparations

This will be the fifth human spaceflight aboard the Dragon capsule.

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READ: SpaceX on track for weekend Crew-3 launch following successful static fire test

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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