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Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

WorldNews Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launchCAPE CANAVERAL: Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX's first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon capsule with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station. It will be the first time astronauts...
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