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Here’s the astronauts’ schedule for launch day at Kennedy Space Center

Astronauts will start the day by waking up at 9 a.m.

With just hours left until NASA attempts to launch its first crewed mission into space in nine years, here’s a look at what launch day will look like for astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.
With just hours left until NASA attempts to launch its first crewed mission into space in nine years, here’s a look at what launch day will look like for astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – With just hours left until NASA attempts to launch its first crewed mission into space in nine years, here’s a look at what launch day will look like for astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.

9:00 a.m.

This is when NASA says the astronauts will wake up, eat a hearty breakfast and go through their final medical checks before launch.

12:30 p.m.

Behnken and Hurley will be briefed on the latest weather conditions. At this point, there is a 60 percent probablity for good weather at launch time, although, NASA said they are keeping a close eye on winds and surf conditions.

1:00 p.m.

Behnken and Hurley begin suiting up and preparing to head to the launch pad.

2:30 p.m.

The astronauts depart to Launch Pad 39A, once the home of the Space Shuttle program, and board the Crew Dragon space capsule, which sits atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

4:33 p.m.

Instantaneous launch attempt for the Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.


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Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013. He is one of the station’s lead reporters. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.