SpaceX's Historic First Astronaut Launch With NASA Scrubbed Due to Weather

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SpaceX intended to make history on Wednesday with its first astronaut launch for NASA.

Due to inclement weather, however, the launch was scrubbed. The next attempt will take place Saturday at approximately 3:22 p.m. EST.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will again board a Crew Dragon spacecraft, in hopes of heading to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A of NASA's Space Center in Florida.

Read on for details on how to watch launch time, weather conditions and more.

What time is the launch? The crew is scheduled to attempt the launch again on Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EST.

 

How to watch or stream: You can watch live on the CBSN stream here and on your local CBS station, as well as a livestream and commentary on CNET's YouTube, which you can watch here. NASA will also stream the full launch with coverage leading up to it on its YouTube page. For the full schedule, visit NASA's website

What are the weather conditions? TBD. A chance of thunderstorms is what initially threatened the planned launch on Wednesday.

How to follow along: Check back right here for coverage of the launch and follow along on Twitter with updates from NASA using the hashtag #LaunchAmerica.

Prior to Wednesday's attempted #LaunchAmerica, the official Twitter account for the International Space Station shared video of Behnken and Hurley, clad in their custom-made SpaceX spacesuits, jumping into the backseat of a NASA logo-emblazoned Tesla Model X electric-powered SUV en route to the launch pad. 

"All systems are looking good for Crew Dragon's first flight with astronauts," SpaceX shared in an Instagram post one day earlier.

As for Musk, he certainly has a lot to celebrate this year. In addition to gearing up for SpaceX's historic launch, the 48-year-old engineer recently welcomed a son, X Æ A-Xii. The baby boy marks his first child with girlfriend Grimes. He's also father to sons Xavier, Griffin, Kai, Saxon and Damian. His late son, Nevada, died in 2002 from sudden infant death syndrome at just 10 weeks old.

Hear more on Musk in the video below. 

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