CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday evening, due to weather conditions.
The company says it will attempt another launch on Thursday at 6:01 p.m. The rocket will carry a Dragon cargo capsule for a supply run to the International Space Station.
When the Dragon capsule blasts off from Cape Canaveral, some unusual items will be hitching a ride to the International Space Station: Nickelodeon slime and an Adidas soccer ball. There will be more than 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station.
Standing down today due to weather; backup launch opportunity is tomorrow at 6:01 p.m. EDT, 22:01 UTC— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 24, 2019
The slime, which was made famous on several Nickelodeon shows including 'You Can't Do That on Television' and 'Double Dare' is being sent into space for educational purposes.
The astronauts will record video of how the slime moves in microgravity. The motion of the Adidas soccer ball will be observed and measured in microgravity to understand "the general behavior of free-flying objects. This could contribute to better design and use of free-flying objects such as small robots in spacecraft," said NASA.
Experts fear that stormy weather forecast for Florida’s Space Coast could delay liftoff.