CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA are on their way to Kennedy Space Center, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight.
NASA test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken departed Houston on Wednesday aboard a NASA jet, bound for Florida.READ MORE: Shooting And Flipped Vehicle Results In Section Of LBJ Freeway In Balch Springs Shut Down For Hours
They’re scheduled to blast off next Wednesday from the same pad where the space shuttle last soared in 2011. That was the last home launch for NASA astronauts. This time, a private company — SpaceX — is providing the lift.READ MORE: Suspect Charged In Connection With Gas Explosion At Dallas Apartment Complex
NASA’s commercial crew program has been years in the making.
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