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Florida – AFP
SpaceX sends four astronauts, including Frenchman Thomas Pescet, to the International Space Station on Friday, the third mission of its kind carried out by this private company since the US resumed manned flights into space.
The flight, which was scheduled for Thursday, was postponed due to “unfavorable weather conditions”, Friday, at 05.49 pm (09.49 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The crew of four crew members for the Crew-2 mission, which includes Toma Pescet from the European Space Agency, the American pioneers Shane Kimbroh and Megan MacArthur, and the Japanese Akihiko Hoshide, left at 02.20 (0630 GMT), saying goodbye to their loved ones before boarding in three cars. Tesla is white, something that has become a tradition for SpaceX, and it took them to the launch pad.
“It looks like the weather will be favorable, so we should try to take off tomorrow,” Pisquet tweeted shortly before that, as he would become the first European to fly in the “Crow Dragon” capsule.
“Our friends on the International Space Station are waiting for us, we don’t want to be late,” he joked. “They have prepared my room, made my bed.” Five-star hotel ». And with three Russians in it, the station will be unusually crowded, with at least 11 people.
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