SpaceX and NASA canceled a crew launch to the ISS following an issue with the ground system of the rocket.
The SpaceX Falcon 9’s rocket engines’ TEA-TEB igniting fluid malfunctioned with around two minutes remaining on the countdown clock, forcing the scrubbing of the Space X launch, according to CNN.
Two NASA astronauts, a Russian cosmonaut, and a member of the United Arab Emirates space program were all secured inside the Falcon rocket’s capsule. Waiting for the rocket’s fuel to be emptied took an hour, during which time they were trapped inside.
Commander Stephen Bowen reassured everyone by saying, “We’ll be sitting here waiting.” As a group, they experienced an upbeat mood during the SpaceX Crew-6 launch.
Four people living in the International Space Station (ISS) since October will be replaced by SpaceX Crew-6 Bowen, and his crew, including Sultan al-Neyadi, the first astronaut from the United Arab Emirates sent on a months-long …