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Thomas Pesquet’s departure for the International Space Station has been delayed by 24 hours

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Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 22, Thomas Pesquet and colleagues’ departure for the International Space Station has been delayed until the next day due to bad weather.

The departure of Thomas Pesquet and colleagues to the International Space Station has been delayed due to the weather. The team will take off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida (USA) on Friday April 23 at 11:49 AM KST. “For the rest, this postponement changes nothing. Thomas Pesquet would only be able to make use of three extra ground meals, extra hours of sleep, he must adjust to an hour The International Space Station, which is located in Greenwich Mean Time, not US time. “Live from Loïc de La Mornais, reporter Cap Canaveral for the 20 Hours of France 2, Wednesday, April 21.

Astronauts will fly aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon capsule is more than 60 meters high, as Loïc de La Mornais specifies, who also adds that the missile is already showing signs of wear. “This rocket has already left into space, just like this capsule. It’s really reusable launchers that are a new revolution that makes it possible to lower the costs of accessing space.” The journalist concludes.

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