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Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the US, before the threat of lightning forced a delay.
With thunderstorms threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that was seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.
Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX's new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the ISS, the US space agency said.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner lifted off as scheduled from the Russian-operated Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed a deal with Axiom Space to transport the tourists along with a commander on one of its Crew Dragon capsules in the second half of 2021.
Solar Orbiter was made in Europe, along with nine science instruments. NASA provided the 10th instrument and arranged the late-night launch from Cape Canaveral.
The Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2, or Moon Chariot 2, was due to land in the lunar South Pole region, a region the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says is "completely unexplored".
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The spacecraft looked set for launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, but the countdown was halted 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the planned lift-off on Sunday at 2121 GMT.
The Elon Musk founded company is using the flight as a test, before it plans to put two astronauts on board later this year.
A 90-minute flight, which allows passengers to experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the Earth’s curvature, costs $250,000.
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