NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

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Published May 23, 2020, 7:46 AM

By Agence France-Presse

NASA said Friday that it has given the green light to next week’s launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in nine years.

Top officials at the US space agency and Elon Musk’s company have been meeting since Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for final verifications ahead of the May 27 mission, which comes amid the coronavirus pandemic gripping the United States.

“The Flight Readiness Review has concluded! NASA’s SpaceX Crew Dragon mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff,” the US space agency said on Twitter.

US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are scheduled to blast off from Kennedy’s Launch Pad 39A

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