SpaceX Astronauts Arrive in Florida For Saturday Launch
If you grew up wanting to be an astronaut, (and what little girl and boy didn't?) then you'll probably be interested in the latest crop of men and women who will be going into space.
According to Space.com, the four astronauts who will be riding on the SpaceX rocket have arrived at the launch site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The NASA astronauts are Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, and Shannon Walker, and they will be joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
This will be the second astronaut launch by NASA for SpaceX this week. Space.com says about the launch "Their mission, Crew-1, will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an 8.5-hour trip to the International Space Station." This all sounds so exciting, and you can watch the launch live this Saturday, November 14th at 7:49 p.m. EST from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Space.com will show a live feed from the launch pad, so be sure to tune in!
Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana greeted the crew on Sunday, after they arrived from Ellington Field near the Johnson Space Center in Houston. SpaceX's second crewed flight for NASA is part of their Commercial Crew Program, and will mark one of the first times that a NASA International partner will board a a SpaceX Crew Dragon. Read more about the launch from Space.com
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