NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission canceled, issue with ground systems

The launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission was canceled early Monday due to an issue with ground systems.

The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft was originally scheduled at 1:45 a.m. Eastern Time (0645 GMT) Monday from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

“Standing down from tonight’s launch of Crew-6 due to a TEA-TEB ground system issue,” SpaceX tweeted. “Both Crew-6 and the vehicles are healthy and propellant offload has begun ahead of the crew disembarking Dragon.”

NASA said it will announce a new launch date and time.

The mission is the sixth crew rotation flight of a Dragon spacecraft as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. ■

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