SpaceX aims for night crew launch, Elon Musk sidelined by virus
With COVID-19 still surging, NASA continued the safety precautions put in place for SpaceX’s crew launch in May. Even the two astronauts on the first SpaceX crew flight stayed behind at Johnson Space Center in Houston. “I didn’t start breathing until about a minute after it took off,” Pence said during a stop at SpaceX Launch Control to congratulate the workers. Similar pleas for SpaceX’s first crew launch on May 30 went unheeded. The first-stage booster is expected to be recycled by SpaceX for the next crew launch.