LIVE: SpaceX to launch 1st astronauts for NASA on Crew Crew Dragon Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT
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.
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!
It'll be great to start sending manned launches from the USA again!
There is no such thing as rain. It's just a plot by the Liberal media elites in the coastal cities.
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":
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 ☹️ Im 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
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.