Bad weather delays SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch of NASA’s asteroid Psyche mission to October 13

the payload fairings at the top of a rocket stand with cloudy skies behind

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The launch of NASA’s asteroid Psyche mission has been postponed until 10:19 a.m. EDT (1419 GMT) on Friday (October 13), due to stormy weather approaching the Gulf of Mexico.

Psyche, NASA’s probe exploring a metallic asteroid of the same name, was scheduled to launch Thursday morning (October 12) on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from Pad 39A here at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. However, during the pre-launch press conference on Wednesday (October 11), the bleak forecast for the following morning left only a 20% chance of favorable weather conditions.

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