Watch live stream of historic SpaceX astronaut launch for NASA
SpaceX and NASA are preparing to launch astronauts into orbit Wednesday afternoon. If SpaceX does not launch during Wednesdays split-second window, the next try would be Saturday. Weather-permitting, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are set to ride SpaceXs Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on a test flight. It will be the nations first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade. Watch live coverage here: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.