WATCH: SpaceX launches its first NASA crew mission to International Space Station ūüĒä

SpaceX is prepar¬≠ing to launch a crew of four astro¬≠nauts to the Inter¬≠na¬≠tion¬≠al Space Sta¬≠tion on its first oper¬≠a¬≠tion flight for NASA on Sun¬≠day night.

The Fal­con 9 is sched­uled for a 7:27 p.m. EST take­off from Flori­da’s Bre­vard Coun­ty, weath­er permitting.

The goal is to have Fal¬≠con 9 car¬≠ry four Crew‚ÄĎ1 astro¬≠nauts in a Crew Drag¬≠on cap¬≠sule. The flight to the ISS is expect¬≠ed to take approx¬≠i¬≠mate¬≠ly 27 hours. The cap¬≠sule will be com¬≠mand¬≠ed by Air Force Col. Mike Hop¬≠kins and pilot¬≠ed by for¬≠mer Navy test pilot Vic¬≠tor Glover. The crew is round¬≠ed out by John¬≠son Space Cen¬≠ter vet¬≠er¬≠an Shan¬≠non Walk¬≠er and Soichi Noguchi from the Japan¬≠ese Aero¬≠space Explo¬≠ration Agency. This will be Glover‚Äôs first spaceflight.

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