UPDATE: SpaceX Falcon 9 Blasted Off Today at 3:22 PM Eastern! First Launch of U. S. Astronauts from American Soil in 9 Years.


2:30 PM Eastern UPDATE
– May 30, 2020  Kennedy Space Center, Florida –
  NASA Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have launched at 3:22 PM Eastern, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in the SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew Dragon rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is the first launch of U. S. astronauts from American soil in 9 years and this is the first launch ever of a rocket produced by a private company.

Saturday, May 30, 2020, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken right before successful blast off at 3:22 PM Eastern  to International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ISS mission will last around 110 days.
Saturday, May 30, 2020, astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken right before successful blast off at 3:22 PM Eastern  to International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. ISS mission will last around 110 days.
3:22 pm Eastern SpaceX Dragon blasts off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Click to enlarge.
3:22 pm Eastern SpaceX Falcon 9 blasts off from Kennedy Space Center Pad 39A, Florida, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Crew Dragon capsule. Click to enlarge. Image © by NYT/Doug Mills.

SpaceX Launched at Website:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1pB0qR9gWE

SpaceX, founded by Tesla founder Elon Musk, is the first private company to accept the challenge to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The first try was Wednesday, May 27, 2020, but heavy thunderstorms delayed that launch. 

In about 24 hours from launch, SpaceX Dragon will dock with the ISS for a space mission of around 110 days. This mission is guided by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.


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