History will be made this afternoon as NASA launches its first manned space mission since 2011. According to KPRC 2, the Demo 2 mission is scheduled to blast off at 3:33 p.m. CST from launchpad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With this SpaceX mission, Elon Musk's organization aims to prove that a commercial company can safely deliver people into low-Earth orbit. The plan is for NASA to become a customer rather than the provider of low-Earth orbit projects and allow NASA to focus on longer-term missions like returning to the moon and landing the first humans on Mars.
Here's how you can watch this afternoon:
Our friends at KPRC 2 will offer live coverage of the launch on-air starting at 3 p.m. CST and will stream their coverage here.
NASA's coverage will be streaming at nasa.gov.
SpaceX will be streaming coverage as well at spacex,com/launches.
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