NASA has announced postponement of its SpaceX rocket launch, owing to unspecified medical health issue with one of the crew.
This is the second postponement of the mission in a week.
Speaking on Monday,NASA stated that the issue was “not a medical emergency and not related to COVID-19,” but the space agency declined to further explain on the exact nature of the medical issue, or say which astronaut was involved.
The launch, originally set for Sunday but then postponed until this Wednesday because of unsuitable weather conditions, has now been rescheduled for Saturday night because of medical health issues, NASA said.
According to a report by Reuters, the last time NASA delayed a scheduled launch over a medical issue involving the crew was for a Space Shuttle Atlantis flight in 1990 when mission commander John Creighton fell ill. The countdown was halted for three days until he was cleared to fly, according to NASA.