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Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken went to the quarantine after the launch of the first manned spacecraft Crew Dragon company SpaceX Elon musk has been postponed. About it reports TASS.
Before the flight, the astronauts passed the tests for coronavirus and was in quarantine at the Baikonur may 20. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket with the spacecraft Crew Dragon, which was to become the first 2011 flight of astronauts from the United States, moved. The start was scheduled for may 27 at 23:33 MSK, however, 17 minutes before the start it was postponed due to unsuitable weather conditions.
The next attempt of the Crew Dragon launch astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken will be made may 30 at 15:22 East coast time USA (22:22 Moscow time).
The main goal of the mission is called Crew Dragon test vehicle systems and crew readiness to work with him. Successful completion of the mission the spacecraft will mean the loss of “Roscosmos” monopoly in delivering people to the ISS that existed from July 2011, when NASA made a last flight under program Space Shuttle.
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