Crewed American Launch on Final Countdown

Astronauts Doug Hurley (front) and Bob Behnken are strapped in and ready to go for their trip to the ISS space station:

Liftoff is scheduled for 4:33 Eastern time, weather permitting. If it proceeds as planned, it will be the first crewed American space launch in nearly a decade. A live feed is here.

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