NASA is delaying the launch of a Space-X shuttle following the discovery of a medical condition of one of its crew members.
According to The Hill, the launch has been postponed to Saturday at 11:36 p.m. eastern time.
The agency said in a blog post that the medical issue is not related to COVID-19, however, the astronauts will remain in quarantine in Florida until the launch commences.
“Teams will continue to monitor crew health as they evaluate potential launch opportunities at the end of the week,” NASA said.
This is the second time the launch has been postponed. The first time, NASA moved the launch from last Sunday to Wednesday due to severe weather in the North-Eastern part of the U.S. which caused strong tides and winds across the Atlantic Ocean.
The crew is set to fly to the international space station, becoming Space-X’s fifth human space flight since 2020.
The trip takes about 22 hours to get to the international space station. The astronauts will return to Earth sometime in the spring of 2022.