Live: First astronaut launch from US soil in almost a decade

Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre
Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon are ready for launch from historic Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Centre

Watch live as a new era of human spaceflight gets underway when American astronauts are once again launched on an American rocket from American soil on a mission to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket this evening for a stay on the space station for the Demo-2 mission.

Launch Time: 20:22 BST (15: 22 EDT)

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Feed provided by NASA TV and will feature programs and features until the countdown begins.

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