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500,000 people to participate in the rocket launch to witness the history in the making
ByHarshal 13 Nov 2020 10:55 AM 155
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According to reports from the Brevard County officers, two rocket launches in two days will have around 500,000 people on the Space Coast this weekend to witness history in the making.


Everyone is waiting for SpaceX and NASA's next crewed mission from the Kennedy Space Center. Saturday will be the first day of the Crew Dragon capsule's operational flight that will send four astronauts into space.


First, though, United Launch Alliance (ULA) will send up an Atlas V rocket on Friday. After several delays over the last few months, the rocket will carry a classified spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).


Liftoff is scheduled for 5:13 p.m. from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. This will be the 141st mission for United Launch Alliance and the 29th for the NRO.


Then on Saturday, the SpaceX crewed mission from the Kennedy Space Center will be executed.


The Falcon 9 rocket will carry four astronauts into space. This weekend's launch will be the second crewed flight for SpaceX and marks the first time the mission is considered operational.


NASA trainer Samantha Testa said, "So everyone's been able to handle it well. We haven't had anyone get sick, and all of the astronauts come away from it feeling like they're that much more prepared for launch day."


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