2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

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Posted at 2:54 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 14:55:22-04

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — With thunder and possibly tornadoes threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts have climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship for liftoff on a history-making flight to the International Space Station.

The mission is seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

Space veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are scheduled to ride into orbit Wednesday afternoon aboard the brand-new Dragon capsule.


It will be the first time in nearly a decade that the United States has launched astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil.