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NASA/SpaceX Commercial Crew flight: US President Donald Trump to attend Wednesday’s astronaut launch


It will be the first time since the space shuttle program ended in 2011 that US astronauts will launch into space aboard an American rocket from American soil.

NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken flew to Florida from their home base in Houston aboard one of the space agency’s jets. (AP photo)

President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center for the first time in more than a decade.

It will be the first time since the space shuttle program ended in ...


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