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Wed May 27, 2020, 03:15 PM May 2020

LIVE: SpaceX to launch 1st astronauts for NASA on Crew Crew Dragon Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT

Source: Space.com

Veteran NASA astronauts set out today (May 27) to make history with SpaceX's Demo-2 mission and everyone from celebrities to astronauts is celebrating around the world.

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have trained tirelessly to launch today aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon from NASA's Kennedy Space Center all the way to the International Space Station with Demo-2. The pair, who are experienced test pilots as well as veteran astronauts, have worked hard to get to this moment where they will be the first humans to fly this capsule to orbit.

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Go Dragon!
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LIVE: SpaceX to launch 1st astronauts for NASA on Crew Crew Dragon Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT (Original Post) jimlup May 2020 OP
So exciting! FM123 May 2020 #1
Bob and Doug! RandiFan1290 May 2020 #2
You hoser! muriel_volestrangler May 2020 #3
lol RandiFan1290 May 2020 #7
I hope we light that candle. roamer65 May 2020 #4
It looks to be pretty tom_kelly May 2020 #5
Propellant load approved! TreadSoftly May 2020 #6
Scrubbed for today due to weather SledDriver May 2020 #8
Darn but safety is first! See you Saturday Dragon! jimlup May 2020 #9
Scrubbed soon after announcing that shitler was on his way to see the launch. Talitha May 2020 #10
Good reason not to watch rockfordfile May 2020 #12
Scrubbed due to weather... PoliticAverse May 2020 #11
Weather is a Chinese hoax. Yavin4 May 2020 #13
I found the 'media feed' channel from NASA... SeattleVet May 2020 #14
They say Trump jinxed it Kitchari May 2020 #15
Informative... LudwigPastorius May 2020 #16
I remember the launch of Apollo 12 jimlup May 2020 #17


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1. So exciting!
Wed May 27, 2020, 03:20 PM
May 2020

I have been watching all day on the Discovery Channel.
It has been raining something awful down here in South FL, but I think up that way the weather is alright. Fingers crossed. Go Dragon!


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10. Scrubbed soon after announcing that shitler was on his way to see the launch.
Wed May 27, 2020, 04:35 PM
May 2020

It'll be great to start sending manned launches from the USA again!


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11. Scrubbed due to weather...
Wed May 27, 2020, 04:37 PM
May 2020



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13. Weather is a Chinese hoax.
Wed May 27, 2020, 04:57 PM
May 2020

There is no such thing as rain. It's just a plot by the Liberal media elites in the coastal cities.


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14. I found the 'media feed' channel from NASA...
Wed May 27, 2020, 05:01 PM
May 2020

this one doesn't have the talking head commentators - just the launch communications network audio.

And I'm sorry, but I did have to suppress a little giggle every time they referred to the crew as "Bon and Doug":


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15. They say Trump jinxed it
Wed May 27, 2020, 05:09 PM
May 2020

Made me laugh:
Commenters on social media blamed President Donald Trump and the first family for “jinxing” the launch with their unnecessary visit to the Kennedy Space Center — similar to how he was blamed for jinxing an Alabama football team by paying a visit to the game a year ago.

"Trump is bad luck"

— SpaceX employee to me

— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) May 27, 2020

TRUMP JINXED THE LAUNCH. #LaunchAmericahttps://t.co/669qO1ijTC

— marv (@mrvndn) May 27, 2020

Its almost as if a guy who went down there for a photo op is jinxed https://t.co/EHcdXOco0O

— Karen Schwartz (@pithywidow) May 27, 2020

He jinxed it #fuckerhttps://t.co/MRvVeWt77J

— Social Distancing CHAMP⚾️⚾️⚾️ (@snazzzyredhead) May 27, 2020

We jinxed it ☹️ I’m blaming drumpf and his flying close by https://t.co/MO0j4IEEMc

— MJ Rojas (@MJRojas28) May 27, 2020

#trumps arrival jinxed the launch! The mission is scrubbed. Figures, wherever he goes, failure is beside him!

— LEX350X (@Lex350X) May 27, 2020


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17. I remember the launch of Apollo 12
Wed May 27, 2020, 09:47 PM
May 2020

We watching had no idea that the electrical dropped out during that critical phase right after the lighting strike!

They got lucky and everything restarted correctly and then on to the moon. It was a close call.

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