Many disappointed after weather forces NASA to scrub launch

Video: Many disappointed after weather forces NASA to scrub launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — People all along the coast braved rounds of rain in hopes of catching a glimpse of the Falcon 9 launch Wednesday afternoon, but they left disappointed after the launch was scrubbed.

The launch was scrubbed shortly before the planned 4:33 p.m. window.

Many said they will be back for the next launch attempt on Saturday at 3:22 p.m.

Content Continues Below

“I think they know much better than we do, and it’s a safety issue. I’m so excited I get to stay around this great place two or three more days and come back,” said Judy Graybill, visiting from Georgia.

A lot of people said they were surprised it took so long to launch astronauts from U.S. soil again.

Bob Coleman, his wife and friends went to see the Falcon 9 launch in person and he said he hopes it will be a recurring event.

“Hopefully it will rekindle the spirit of the space program. You know, we lost so much when that ended nine years ago. Hopefully the young people today will get excited about going back to space," Coleman said.

The launch was scrubbed shortly before the planned 4:33 p.m. window.