SpaceX’s Demo-2 crewed test flight scheduled to blast off May 27 on a Crew Dragon spacecraft has been inevitably delayed – due to bad weather.
While this would be NASA’s first crewed launch from U.S. soil since 2011, a global pandemic had NASA urging people to stay home, and urged people to watch the launch, but from inside their homes.
Donald Trump’s daughter, and White House advisor, Ivanka Trump, however, went to the historic launch along with her kids.
Soon, however, Twitter criticized her for the move, especially for Jared, her husband not wearing a mask, even as she wore one which matched her dress.
Meanwhile, SpaceX’s launch has been rescheduled for 3:22 PM EDT on May 30 (12:52 AM IST on May 31), which too will depend on the prevalent weather conditions.
Part of SpaceX’s big promise as a private player in the realm of space is making space missions more affordable, with the utilization of reusable rockets.