Updated, 4:16 p.m. | Due to poor weather conditions, the Falcon 9 launch planned for Wednesday has been scrubbed, delayed with just over 16 minutes left on the countdown clock. A new launch is planned on Saturday at 3:22 p.m.
SpaceX is teaming up with NASA to launch a new spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Wednesday. The historic launch, marking the first time in nine years that American astronauts have been launched in an American rocket on American soil, is set for this afternoon at 4:33 p.m.It's also only the fifth time in American history that astronauts will travel to space inside a new spacecraft, and the very first time that American astronauts will fly in a commercially built spacecraft.
Let’s pray for a safe and successful mission, that as these Heroic Astronauts “rise on the wings of the dawn...go up to the heavens,” that there “His hand will guide” them and “His right hand will hold” them fast. GodSpeed @AstroBehnken & @Astro_Doug! 🇺🇸— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) May 27, 2020
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