SpaceX Falcon rocket launches two NASA astronauts into space

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The Crew Dragon mission is a defining moment for SpaceX, which Musk founded in 2002 with the goal of producing a lower-cost alternative to human spaceflight.

Once settled in orbit, Hurley disclosed that the capsule has been christened Endeavour, a storied name in the history of exploration, also given to one of the space shuttles.

The first crewed orbital launch from the United States in almost nine years took place May 30, placing a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with two NASA astronauts on board into orbit, bound for the International Space Station.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off in Florida.

ABC News says that if weather forces another schedule change, moving the launch to approximately 10:59 a.m. Alaska time and 2:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 31, ABC News Live and National Geographic will shift the live streaming and televised coverage to 10:30 a.m. Alaska time and 2:30 p.m. ET on that date.

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Annex A. Remote camera = established. Pad 39A has a storied history in the annals of US space travel, serving as the launchpad for the first moon landing in 1969 and numerous Apollo missions afterward.

"I was not supposed to be a nine-year gap".

In case of a postponement, NASA and SpaceX might try again on Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday's launch was postponed due to thunderstorms and tornado warnings. At 04:55 p.m. EDT (01:55 p.m. PDT), the astronauts will take control of Crew Dragon for the first of two manual flight tests created to show that astronauts can take control in the event of a system's failure.

SpaceX forged ahead for their first manned flight into orbit after weather conditions on Wednesday forced the cancelation of a launch. "All launch confirmation criteria are developed well in advance of any attempt", Hurley said. "Make her life easy".

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The US space agency had given SpaceX and Boeing, which plans its first manned space flight next year, nearly $8 billion to develop the new American-made rockets.

The United States is politically divided, and tensions have erupted this week with the awful death of an African-American man in Minnesota, George Floyd.

One person said: "Just imagine if it's proven now that the Earth is flat people will know by then that this Earth didn't miraculously came to being with the Big Bang and us living on it by chance, if it's flat there is a creator there is a God and that's what they don't want people to believe". We think of Civil Rights abuses and protests of Civil Rights.

SpaceX controllers at Hawthorne, California, cheered and applauded wildly, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine declared: "This is everything that America has to offer in its purest form".

The second attempt is due to take place on Saturday, although the forecast is also precarious. The duo will remain on the space station for somewhere between a few weeks and a few months, depending on what NASA decides after they arrive.

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