Washington, United States:
US President Donald Trump will attend the Could 27 launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX mission — the primary crewed area flight from US soil in 9 years, the White Home mentioned Saturday.
“Our future, past the Earth, shouldn’t be solely a matter of nationwide identification, however a matter of nationwide safety,” Trump mentioned in a press release forward of the go to, which can underline his push for a return to work within the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are scheduled to blast off from Kennedy’s historic Launch Pad 39A at 4:33 pm (2033 GMT) on Wednesday for the Worldwide House Station, arriving the subsequent day.
The mission is seen as an important step in the direction of ending American dependence on Russian rockets.
Requested about going forward with the mission within the midst of the pandemic, Behnken advised reporters: “The place there is a will, there is a approach.”
Behnken and Hurley have been in strict quarantine since Could 13, however they mentioned their precise isolation started way back to mid-March.
Nevertheless, the launch plan could possibly be hit by unhealthy climate, with a 60 p.c of a postponement in keeping with official forecasts.
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