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WATCH LIVE: NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Go For Launch at 7:27 pm ET

Added 11-15-20 07:34:02pm EST - “A NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to takeoff from Kennedy Space Center Sunday evening, resuming manned spaceflight to the International Space Station.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “WATCH LIVE: NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Go For Launch at 7:27 pm ET”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“We are go for launch!” Those were the announcer’s jubilant words shortly before 6:30 pm ET after a final weather check was finished and a small amount of debris was removed from an air seal, clearing the way for a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, marking a historic restart of manned space flights from American soil.

The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft, with liftoff scheduled for 7:27 pm ET. This is the first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station (ISS), as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew program.

SpaceX designed the Dragon spacecraft for manned flights, but it has chiefly been used for cargo, taking everything from scientific equipment to supplies like toilet paper to the ISS, a total of 22 flights since 2012.

Dragon has completed 22 flights to and from the @space_station. It was designed from the beginning with human spaceflight in mind – even the first cargo Dragon had a window pic.twitter.com/tpl7smjFhF

Sunday’s launch will be the second manned mission for the Dragon; the first was a test mission in May. On board are NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). They are scheduled to complete a six month mission on the ISS.

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