Last updated on August 26, 2021
According to NASA’s website, they are scheduling NET, no earlier than, November 11th for the launch of the Crew-1 launch, carrying NASA Astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, JAXA, astronaut Soichi Noguchi
This new launch date comes after NASA & SpaceX postponed the previously scheduled launch date of October 23, and then the date was moved to Halloween, October 31
According to NASA, an issue was observed in the Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators from a previous launch attempt carrying non-NASA payload
“We have a strong working relationship with our SpaceX partner,” said Kathy Lueders, associate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. “With the high cadence of missions SpaceX performs, it really gives us incredible insight into this commercial system and helps us make informed decisions about the status of our missions. The teams are actively working this finding on the engines, and we should be a lot smarter within the coming week.”
Additional upcoming NASA missions rely on the Falcon 9 for launch. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich launch still is targeted for Tuesday, Nov. 10, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, and NASA’s SpaceX CRS-21, is targeted for launch in late November or early December, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA and SpaceX will use the data from the company’s hardware testing and reviews to ensure these critical missions are carried out with the highest level of safety.