History-making SpaceX-NASA launch

History-making SpaceX-NASA launch
The joint NASA-SpaceX mission, the first manned crew flown into orbit by a private company, is set to launch Saturday.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WAFB) - Two U.S. astronauts made history on Saturday, May 30, with their flight into space.

This launch is historic because it will be the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has taken humans into Earth’s orbit. This launch could be the true beginning of commercial space flights.

The history-making flight was first scheduled for Wednesday, but thunderstorms and a tornado warning forced the launch to be postponed.

As we in Louisiana know all too well, the weather can be unpredictable, especially during hurricane season, which officially begins Monday. But the already active Gulf does not follow a calendar.

The launch was successful as weather conditions were corporative.

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