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  1. #1 Everything you need to know about SpaceX's historic astronaut launch 
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    By Jackie Wattles, CNN Business
    Updated 4:36 PM ET, Tue May 26, 2020


    Cape Canaveral, Florida (CNN Business)The stakes have never been higher for Elon Musk's SpaceX. On Wednesday, the company will attempt to launch two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station in a mission called Demo-2.

    It will mark the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth's orbit. NASA and space fans have waited nearly a decade for this milestone, which will usher in the return of human spaceflight to US soil.

    The launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft is moving forward despite the Covid-19 pandemic, which has shuttered both private and government operations across the US. NASA says it must carry on with the mission in order to keep the International Space Station, a giant orbiting laboratory, fully staffed with US astronauts.

    The space agency's top official, Jim Bridenstine, also said he hopes this launch will inspire awe and uplift the general public during the ongoing health crisis.

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    I'm psyched, but the weather looks bad.

    It's an historic occasion. First corporate flight.
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    Link to live coverage:



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    Scrubbed... unstable electromagnetic-fields in the lower-atmosphere.

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    The suits the astronauts are wearing look like something out of a science fiction movie.

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    The President and First Lady are planning to be in attendance at Saturday's scheduled launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    The suits the astronauts are wearing look like something out of a science fiction movie.

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    SpaceX’s own design built for PR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    SpaceX’s own design built for PR.

    As long as they can keep breathing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SarasotaRepub View Post
    As long as they can keep breathing...
    That's what struck me as odd. They don't look like a pressure suit, but I'm sure it has to be. It would be foolish to travel above 60,000 feet without being in a pressure suit of some sort

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dlr Pyro View Post
    That's what struck me as odd. They don't look like a pressure suit, but I'm sure it has to be. It would be foolish to travel above 60,000 feet without being in a pressure suit of some sort

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    Where are the phaser/disrupter/blaster pistols???
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