SpaceX and NASA Ready for Demo-1

The first launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft aboard the company’s Falcon 9 rocket is now only tomorrow.

For this first flight which is of course a test the flight will not be crewed and is aptly named Demo-1.

Demo-1 is scheduled for 02:49 EST / 07:49 UTC from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. This launch is a VERY significant step because it will be the first launch of a commercially built American rocket and spacecraft designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station.

According to NASA, meteorologists with the U.S. Air Force’s 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict an 80 percent chance of favorable weather for launch on Saturday morning, with the possibility of thick clouds or cumulus clouds posing the main concern.

Join us here for this historic event!

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