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SpaceX will send astronauts into space in a mission unique

After the cargo, the men : the company is the u.s. space SpaceX will launch two Nasa astronauts Wednesday, may 27 to the international space Station, a first double of another historic milestone : this will be the first manned flight, launched from the United States in nine years. President Donald Trump himself will be at the Kennedy space center in Florida to witness the launch, which was maintained in spite of the confinement of the last few months.

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At 16h33 (22h33 Paris time) on Wednesday, a rocket Falcon 9 SpaceX will blast off from the no 39A of the Kennedy center, on the coast of florida, with at its top the capsule Crew Dragon, developed by engineers Elon Musk, thanks to more than three billion contracts awarded by Nasa since 2011. There will be strapped Bob Behnken, 49 years old, and Doug Hurley, 53-year-old, accustomed to space travel - Hurley piloted Atlantis on his last journey. 19 hours later, the Dragon was amarrera to the station, where two Russians and an American are waiting.

The Kennedy space center in Florida, where will take place the launch. MAXAR TECHNOLOGIES / VIA REUTERS

The weather forecast for Wednesday, however, are rather adverse to this mission, with a risk of 60% of bad weather, according to forecasters from Cape Canaveral. The launch window next Saturday, may 30. The general public has been called to follow the retransmission on the internet. They will be able to observe the landing of the first stage of the Falcon 9 on a barge recovery "Of Course I Still Love You" (OCISLY), in the Atlantic ocean, approximately eight minutes after launch.

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The Europeans could, themselves, have a chance to see the capsule and take this between 20 and 30 minutes after the launch, as it should pass in front of the Moon. At the end of the transaction, which is expected to last several months, the capsule Crew Dragon should land on the ocean, slowed by a huge parachute.

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