A SpaceX rocket launched four astronauts into orbit Wednesday night to board the International Space Station. The trip was repeatedly delayed due to weather and an unforeseen medical condition but included the 600th human to reach space in the past 60 years. The launch happened two days after SpaceX returned four different astronauts home from the ISS.
The astronauts that just came back were actually supposed to be up there to greet the newcomers. NASA and SpaceX planned to switch the order based on Monday’s ideal recovery weather in the Gulf of Mexico. After reaching orbit, mission commander Raja Chari said “it was a great ride, better than we imagined,”
According to NASA, Matthias Maurer of Germany claimed the No. 600 position based on his mission assignment. Maurer and his three NASA crewmates should be arriving at the space station in under 24 hours. Wednesday night had drizzling rain when the astronauts were saying bye to their loved ones. Forecasters said the weather would improve and it did.
For more information about the source click HERE