READY TO MAKE HISTORY: SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Set To Launch Saturday Morning From KSC

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Launch targeted for 2:49 a.m. ET

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is vertical and set for a 2:49 a.m. EST Saturday launch to the International Space Station on the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

It will be the first time in history a commercially-built and operated American crew spacecraft and rocket launches from American soil.

The Demo-1 mission, SpaceX’s inaugural flight with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, will provide the teams an end-to-end flight test to ensure the spacecraft and systems operate as designed before launching with astronauts.

U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing meteorologists continue to forecast an 80 percent chance of favorable weather at liftoff.

Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV