SpaceX and NASA are making history today as they send two astronauts into space for the first time since 2011. You can watch the stream here.

The crew will be flying a SpaceX Crew Dragon strapped to a Falcon 9 rocket. Once they reach their top speed, they'll be moving at about 17,000mph.

Bob Cabana, Kennedy Space Center Director, said he was so happy about their new partnership with SpaceX, saying "Now, rather than rusting away in the salt air, through our partnership with SpaceX, that pad is being used once again, and it’s now for our Commercial Crew Program as well as other missions for SpaceX, and I think that’s absolutely outstanding"

They'll be taking off at 3:33pm CST.

SpaceX made an animated explanation of their mission for this launch:

Read more at CNET

97X logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

See the Must-Drive Roads in Every State

More From 97X