Maybe I didn't quite get an Eagle freedom bammer like #UnsinkableDave did, but not gonna lie... Watching them enter the craft & seeing the hatch closed gave me goosebumps. Can't imagine what's going through their minds.
You can follow the rest live as Elon Musk’s SpaceX & NASA launch the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule with two U.S. astronauts, "the first mission of its kind to the International Space Station in nearly a decade".
Click HERE or on the YouTube video below to see the live-stream that will show the launch:
From ABC News:
History is being made today as NASA and SpaceX gear up to launch Americans into space from American soil and on American equipment for the first time in nearly a decade.
The SpaceX Demo-2 launch is scheduled to liftoff at 4:33 p.m. ET from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft, propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket, will carry NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.
The launch is historic in part because it ends a nearly 10-yearlong U.S. dependency on Russia for seats to space. It also marks the first time Elon Musk's private space firm, SpaceX, is launching astronauts.
Pretty strange that a man launching us into outer space today was tweeting with Dave the other week. What a world.
Anywho - To put it eloquently, "very, very cool". Sending extremely good vibes for a safe trip to Behnken & Hurley. Maybe a little biased here but for all the 'crayon eater' jokes we get I'm very jazzed a Marine is heading to space.