President Plans to Attend SpaceX Crewed Launch

First Time manned missions have launched from the U.S. since the space shuttle missions.

This week, President Trump plans to travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to watch the historic launch of the Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX vehicle is the first time Amerian astronauts have launched from U.S. soil since the space shuttle missions, and the first new vehicle launched by NASA in 40 years. The launch is expected to take place on Wednesday at 4:33 p.m. Eastern. 

This will be the first time that a private company will be sending people into space, as opposed to a national government. Astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken will be the two men aboard the crew dragon module. “It’s probably a dream of every test pilot school student to have the opportunity to fly on a brand-new spaceship and I’m lucky enough to get that opportunity,” said Mr. Behnken. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to protect the American astronauts on their flight. 
  • That God would use NASA to expand our understanding of His creation.
  • For President Trump to be given safe travel to Florida. 

Sources: NPR, NASA, Fox News


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