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Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. Wednesday

Gloomy weather improves before SpaceX is set to launch NASA astronauts to space station

SpaceX and NASA are preparing to launch astronauts into orbit Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: SpaceX, NASA rocket launch scrubbed due to weather; Next window set for Saturday

  • Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. Wednesday.
  • If SpaceX does not launch during Wednesday’s split-second window, the next try would be Saturday.

Weather-permitting, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are set to ride SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight.

It will be the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.

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NASA plans coverage of the SpaceX Demo-2 launch to the International Space Station to begin at 12:15 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m., NASA/SpaceX will hold a Demo-2 post-launch news conference with Administrator Jim Bridenstine.