SpaceX and NASA delay the undocking of Ax-1 private astronauts on the ISS

The world’s first fully private crew on the International Space Station must wait at least another day to leave the orbiting lab after bad weather prevented a planned undocking on Saturday (April 23).

NASA, SpaceX and the company Axiom Space, which supports the private Ax-1 mission, canceled plans to undock a SpaceX Dragon carrying its four-man crew due to unacceptably high winds at splashdown sites off the Florida coast. Mission managers had been targeting a Saturday night undocking prior to the delay.

“Concluding a weather briefing ahead of today’s planned undocking, the NASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX teams elected to cancel today’s undocking attempt due to a low-wind daytime trough that has been causing marginally strong winds at the sites. splashdown,” NASA said. officials wrote in an update on Saturday. “The Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) crew is now aiming to undock from the International Space Station at 8:55 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 24.”

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