Historic NASA-SpaceX launch ‘go’ for liftoff


For the first time in nearly a decade, American astronauts will launch into space from US soil tomorrow aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, marking the first commercial crew flight for NASA.

Part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, NASA and SpaceX officially gave the mission to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space a “go” following the passing of its final major review yesterday at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

If all goes according to plan, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will liftoff at 4.33pm EDT from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A tomorrow.

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