President Donald Trump said he will attend the historic NASA and SpaceX launch at Kennedy Space Center next week, local outlet WESH2 reported.
This would be the first time NASA has sent astronauts into space in a spacecraft built by a private company.
It’s been nearly a decade since Americans were launched into outer space on US soil. They have been relying on Russian craft to get to the International Space Station.
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President Donald Trump said he will travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to attend the historic NASA and SpaceX launch next week, local outlet WESH-TV reported.
“Our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security,” Trump said, according to the outlet.
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley crew SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon ship launched from a Falcon 9 rocket on May 27.
This is the first time that SpaceX, which was founded by Elon Musk in 2002, is launching astronauts into space — and the first time in nearly a decade that Americans will be flown to space on US soil. This is also the first time NASA …read more
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