HOUSTON – Wednesday was supposed to be a historic day for America, as two NASA astronauts geared up for the first space launch in nine years from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
However, due to thunderstorms, the launch was scrubbed just 10 minutes before launch time. NASA and Space X have rescheduled the launch for Saturday at 3:22 p.m.
Houstonians took to Twitter to express their disappointment (and a meme or two) after the launch was postponed. As some said, this was one way to forget about the coronavirus pandemic for a bit.
When you have been waiting for hours to get on a ride at Disneyworld and you finally get in but it shuts down due to Florida weather. #SpaceLaunchLIVE #LaunchAmerica #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/FWcxAGGQeG— Jon Rodrigo (@JonRodrigoTV) May 27, 2020
#DougHurley and #bobbehnken— JAMIE | Voice Actor 🧢 (@jamie_m_teague) May 27, 2020
Not at all bummed out! Glad we aren’t launching under subpar conditions.
There’s always another day. Your lives are worth more than a rushed launch.
Glad to know the team on the ground aren’t taking chances. ❤️#SpaceX 👏👏👏👏👏👏👍
Always do the safe thing when it comes to weather and launching rockets, especially with humans aboard. We'll see you again on Saturday afternoon #launchamerica— Flux (@therealdjflux) May 27, 2020
People tripping over their vacations being cancelled— Derek Rasmussen (@derekrasmussen) May 27, 2020
Imagine getting mentally prepared to FLY TO SPACE & that getting cancelled 😂 #SpaceX
Total bummer #SpaceX had to abort mission. Hope to see it launch on Saturday!!🤞🤞— Chris Miller (@millman85) May 27, 2020
I was doing a Teams with my workgroup, Twitter, and my personal laptop on NASA TV. Now I get to do it again on Saturday! LOL— Lucie Delheimer (@LucieD_inthesky) May 27, 2020
For a few hours today, I forgot about the pandemic. Thank you #NASA.