Space X’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is set to launch on Wednesday and will hover its course to the International Space Station (ISS). The rocket will host two NASA astronauts.
It will be the first since 2011 that the American astronauts on an American rocket will launch on American soil. The mission will be called Demo-2.
According to the manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, Kathy Lueders, mission team concluded the launch readiness review for the upcoming mission.
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Both NASA and SpaceX have shown a green signal for the launch.
Launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will take place on Wednesday from the Kennedy Space Center.
President Donald Trump will watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center for the first time in more than a decade, next week.
This means he would be on the Florida coast on Wednesday to watch the event unfold. The USP of this event, however, is that Elon Musk’s SpaceX is the conductor and NASA the customer as businesses begin chauffeuring astronauts to the International Space Station.
Vice President Mike Pence, who is chairman of the National Space Council, also plans to attend Wednesday’s launch.
NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will arrive at the ISS, 24 hours after the launch.