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Bad weather postpones historic SpaceX launch

BY , May 27, 2020 9:35 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

The SpaceX Falcon 9, with Dragon crew capsule is serviced on Launch Pad 39-A Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Two astronauts will fly on the SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for launch on May 27. For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts will blast into orbit aboard an American rocket from American soil, a first for a private company. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The first launch of NASA astronauts from Florida in nine years has been pushed to Saturday after bad weather forced the space agency to cancel today's scheduled launch of a Space-X rocket ship.

Both U-S President Donald Trump and Vice-President Mike Pence were present at Cape Canaveral to watch the now-scrubbed lift-off.

The mission is seen as a giant leap forward for the booming business of commercial space travel.

Space veterans Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were scheduled to ride into orbit Wednesday afternoon aboard the brand-new Dragon capsule.

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