NASA and SpaceX Set for Historic Launch Written 27 May 2020


SpaceX Falcon 9 with a Crew Dragon spacecraft mounted atop, sits on Launch Pad 39-A as the U.S. flag flies at half staff Sunday, May 24, 2020, at Kennedy Space Center, FL. | Associated Press–©

Update, 4:45 p.m. EDT:  Wednesday's launch of the NASA/SpaceX Demo-2 mission was scrubbed due to weather. Next attempt is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT.

USA Today
reports NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a new era of spaceflight Wednesday afternoon when two American astronauts lift off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, marking the first manned launch from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Shuttle program nearly a decade ago. The SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, set for 4:33 p.m. ET Wednesday, will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the ISS. If all goes as planned, the Crew Dragon spacecraft will dock at the space station just before noon on Thursday.
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