This is another cliffhanger at Cape Canaveral on Saturday as two senior NASA astronauts get stuck in their sophisticated SpaceX capsule for the historic DEMO-2 mission launch this afternoon. But then again, rainy Florida weather is hanging over Kennedy Space Center, which threatens to derail the journey.
Doug Hurley and Bob Behanken, Best friends since 2000 and both have married astronauts, Rolled to launch Bad 39A in the afternoon. They are preparing for a trip to the International Space Station with Elon Musk’s space mission, the first time a private company has sent humans on orbit.
But before they embarked on the Tesla launch, Behanken said goodbye to her 6-year-old son, Theodore. Behanken has spoken in the past He speaks truthfully to his son about the dangers of space travel.
“Are you going to make your life easier by asking your mom?” Behanken asked her son.
His boy nodded yes and then said: “Let’s light these candles.”
Behunken then asked, “Can we light this candle? Yes! Start the US! “
The two are already fit, and have taken their seat inside the brand new Dragon Capsule.
But the weather could complicate plans for a planned afternoon of 3:22. Liftoff, in which President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend. The launch may be postponed to Sunday, when forecasts say the weather will be 60 percent favorable, or pushed into Tuesday.
If it goes ahead as planned, it will be the first time in nearly a decade that the country has launched astronauts from American soil.