Counting down: NASA prepares for first crewed flight in nearly a decade
Two astronauts are set to blast off from Kennedy Space Center aboard the Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon-9 rocket on Wednesday.
secured next to Pad 39 a. And along the edge of history, the crew dragon flight capsule atop the space X Falcon nine rocket sits idle for now at Kennedy Space Center. Everything is eyes looking good. We are. As of right now. We are go for launch after a static fire test and final walk through for the astronauts. You know where there's a will, There's a way, and there's been will to make this happen, and we're just proud to be a part of it. Part of the first man launched from U. S. Soil with American astronauts in an American spacecraft in almost nine years, this is a unique opportunity to bring all of America together together during a time when much of the country has been kept apart. Covert, 19 has had an impact on the mission. Half of the space sex engineers working from home, the astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Bingen, testing repeatedly for the virus and in isolation. Since March, we have been in quarantine, probably longer than any other space space crew has ever been in the history of the space program, waiting for their chance at history that now could be less than a day away. Jay Gray, NBC News Kennedy Space Center