What’s the Status of NASA and SpaceX’s Mission to Launch Astronauts to Space?


Reporting from the Countdown Clock at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center — America’s spaceport — officials from NASA provided an update May 29 about the upcoming second attempt on May 30 to launch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to space carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.

Watch this video to see NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, NASA Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, and astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Nicole Mann share their insights about the mission.

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday, May 30, for the launch of the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft carrying astronauts to the space station. The first launch attempt, on May 27, was scrubbed due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Learn more about the mission: https://www.nasa.gov/launchamerica/

This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-What‘s%20the%20Status%20of%20NASA%20and%20SpaceX’s%20Mission%20to%20Launch%20Astronauts%20to%20Space

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