Today May 27th, SpaceX and NASA are expecting to launch the first astronauts (Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley) from US soil since 2011. This will also be the first time that a private, non-governmental company will launch astronauts into space to the ISS. The astronauts will launch from Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral.
We’re about to enter a new era in human spaceflight with a cheaper, modern and reusable rocket, say goodbye to Roscosmos’ Soyuz and say hello to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon! Are you excited for this special event in the history of human spaceflight?
For those who don’t know SpaceX, shame on you! The company’s CEO is our well-known and beloved meme lord, Elon Musk!
The Demo-2 launch was scrubbed on May 27th due to unfavorable weather, ~15 minutes before T0, the next launch window will be on Saturday May 30th at 3:22 PM EDT (19:22 UTC). Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will launch from the historic launch pad LC-39A. The coverage will begin about 4 hours before liftoff, just like on May 27th’s launch attempt.