SpaceX seeks to soar to old heights

By Matthew Shanbom, Managing Editor

After being founded 18 years ago, SpaceX will be launching its first crewed capsule to orbit and the first crewed space flight to launch from the United States since the final space shuttle in 2011.

The launch was originally scheduled for May 27 at 4:33 p.m., but was postponed due to bad weather. The launch is now scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

One monumental detail from this launch is that it, like almost every other SpaceX launch, will be from Launch Complex 39A, which is where most manned space flights from the Apollo program to the Space Shuttle program blasted off.

While the Kennedy Space Center will not reopen until after the launch, views will still be accessible from near Cape Canaveral. Since school is winding down, I will be checking the weather that morning and making a decision whether to make the several-hour trip to get a glimpse of history.

Even if you don’t make the drive to Cape Canaveral, consider watching the live stream on Youtube as two men will be launched from this country for the first time in nine years.

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