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NASA and SpaceX Prepare for the Launch of the Crew-1 Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A before being raised into a vertical position, on November 9, 2020, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission is the first operational mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) are scheduled to launch at 7:49 p.m. EST on Saturday, November 14, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA Photo by Joel Kowsky/UPI

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