Trump may watch SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch for NASA in person

Rodiano Bonacci
Mag 22, 2020

NASA shared images of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon being rolled out and raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday.

NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived from their home base in Houston aboard one of the space agency's jets Wednesday.

This is also notable as the first space flight programme to be carried out as a public-private partnership, with SpaceX producing the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Boeing producing the Starliner.

The president joked that he would like to launch some of the reporters out into space as well.

Behnken called it "an opportunity but also a responsibility for the American people, for the SpaceX team, for all of NASA".

They are to dock at the International Space Station, which is now housing two Russians and one American. The two still don't know how long they'll spend at the space station.

The launch will take place next Friday and will be the first manned launch in the United States since the last space shuttle flight in 2011.

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