NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, July 14, for launch of the CRS-25 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station.
The Space Coast has seen a recent explosion in the Space Industry, and with it, thousands of new Brevard County residents are moving to the Space Coast, all seeking careers in the largest space companies: NASA, SpaceX, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and United Launch Alliance.
NASA officials in recent months have told SpaceX that a Starship explosion at Launch Complex 39A could effectively cut off the space agency’s sole means of launching U.S. astronauts to the ISS
NASA and SpaceX are standing down from this week’s Falcon 9 launch of the CRS-25 cargo mission to the International Space Station. Officials from NASA and SpaceX met today to discuss an issue identified over the weekend and the best path forward.
“Boeing’s Orbital Flight Test-2 went very well and we hope to be able to certify the Starliner system in the near future. However, we will need additional missions from SpaceX to implement our strategy of having each commercial provider flying alternating missions once per year,” said Phil McAllister, director, commercial space at NASA.
Over the last five years, Florida has experienced an explosion of technology jobs unlike any other in the nation and the state’s top metro area is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, which also ranks second nationally for job growth.