SpaceX later on tomorrow will be launching it’s Falcon 9 rocket with two NASA astronauts onboard the Dragon space shuttle. This will be the first time ever that the private-company will be embarking on such mission where real humans are going to be sent from the US soil to the International Space Station (ISS). Astronaut Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are the two NASA astronauts who will be embarking on this trip to the ISS and will be there for about 6 to 16 weeks.
The launch is set to take place on May 27 4:33 PM ET/ 10:33 PM CET / 2.30 AM IST (May 28). So you can watch it live by live streaming the event either through SpaceX and NASA who will both be live-streaming the event on their websites.
The two NASA astronauts crewing the Falcon 9 are supposed to reach ISS tomorrow after spending almost 19 hours in the orbit. The success of this mission will be very significant for future trips by the company, SpaceX as it will also pave way for other commercial space companies to carry out crewed missions as well.
This mission is also historical for NASA as the last launch with astronauts, through the space agency’s shuttle program, took place in 2011.