The Sun rises in the background over the water. In the foreground, the sleek gumdrop-shaped Crew Dragon sits atop a rocket connected to a walkway.The Crew Dragon spacecraft sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket. | Image: SpaceX

For the first time since 2011, a space mission carrying two passengers to the International Space Station will launch from US soil. It will also mark the first time a private spacecraft has carried astronauts into orbit — and you can watch all the action live.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be aboard SpaceX’s capsule (named the Crew Dragon), which will be carried into orbit by a Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX mission is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and it will be a test of NASA’s partnership with the US aerospace industry.

The flight is currently targeted for 4:33PM ET on Wednesday, May 27th. That may change if the weather does not cooperate — as of this writing, the chances of favorable weather at the launch…

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