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Weather delays SpaceX's first astronaut launch

A screen showing the countdown clock is seen with SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft in the background as launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A screen showing the countdown clock is seen with SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft in the background as launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A screen showing the countdown clock is seen with SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft in the background as launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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People wait to watch the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken during the NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center before the launched was called off due to threatening weather conditions in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/ Scott Audette

People wait to watch the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken during the NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space...more

People wait to watch the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken during the NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center before the launched was called off due to threatening weather conditions in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/ Scott Audette
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket purges fuel after topping off before the scheduled launch of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket purges fuel after topping off before the scheduled launch of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket purges fuel after topping off before the scheduled launch of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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A screen showing the countdown is seen as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A screen showing the countdown is seen as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius

A screen showing the countdown is seen as SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center was scrubbed, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wave as they head to Pad39A before the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wave as they head to Pad39A before the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken wave as they head to Pad39A before the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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SpaceX founder Elon Musk and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attend the walkout of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

SpaceX founder Elon Musk and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attend the walkout of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

SpaceX founder Elon Musk and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attend the walkout of NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley's wife Karen Nyberg and their son say goodbye before the launch at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27.  
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NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley's wife Karen Nyberg and their son say goodbye before the launch at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley's wife Karen Nyberg and their son say goodbye before the launch at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves from his Tesla as they pass the VAB heading to Pad39A for the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, May 27.    REUTERS/Steve Nesius

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves from his Tesla as they pass the VAB heading to Pad39A for the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, May 27.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley waves from his Tesla as they pass the VAB heading to Pad39A for the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, May 27.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken gesture as they head to Pad39A before the launch, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken gesture as they head to Pad39A before the launch, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken gesture as they head to Pad39A before the launch, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken greet their families before the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken greet their families before the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken greet their families before the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, May 27. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (L) and Robert Behnken pose while participating in a dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years.   

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NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (L) and Robert Behnken pose while participating in a dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on a...more

NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley (L) and Robert Behnken pose while participating in a dress rehearsal at Kennedy Space Center. SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, was set to launch two Americans into orbit on a mission that would mark the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. NASA/Kim Shiflett/via REUTERS
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Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, attached to a Falcon 9 booster rocket, as it sits horizontal on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.   REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, attached to a Falcon 9 booster rocket, as it sits horizontal on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, attached to a Falcon 9 booster rocket, as it sits horizontal on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper    

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper    

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper    
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Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  
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Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley rehearses putting on his SpaceX spacesuit in the Astronaut Crew Quarters inside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center, May 23.   NASA/Kim Shiflett/via REUTERS

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley rehearses putting on his SpaceX spacesuit in the Astronaut Crew Quarters inside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center, May 23. NASA/Kim Shiflett/via REUTERS

NASA astronaut Douglas Hurley rehearses putting on his SpaceX spacesuit in the Astronaut Crew Quarters inside the Neil A. Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at the Kennedy Space Center, May 23. NASA/Kim Shiflett/via REUTERS
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The crew access arm is swung into position to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, May 21.  NASA/Bill Ingalls/via REUTERS

The crew access arm is swung into position to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, May 21.  NASA/Bill Ingalls/via REUTERS

The crew access arm is swung into position to a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, May 21.  NASA/Bill Ingalls/via REUTERS
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Launch Pad 39A as NASA prepares for the launch of the SpaceX/Falcon 9 rocket, May 23.   Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Launch Pad 39A as NASA prepares for the launch of the SpaceX/Falcon 9 rocket, May 23. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS

Launch Pad 39A as NASA prepares for the launch of the SpaceX/Falcon 9 rocket, May 23. Satellite image ©2020 Maxar Technologies/via REUTERS
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Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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Photographers set up remote cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Photographers set up remote cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Photographers set up remote cameras at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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The sun sets behind the Vehicle Assembly Building as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, May 25. NASA/Joel Kowsky/via REUTERS

The sun sets behind the Vehicle Assembly Building as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, May 25. NASA/Joel Kowsky/via REUTERS

The sun sets behind the Vehicle Assembly Building as preparations continue for NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station, May 25. NASA/Joel Kowsky/via REUTERS
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Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius

Crews work on the SpaceX Crew Dragon on Pad39A at the Kennedy Space Center, May 26.  REUTERS/Steve Nesius
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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch, May 20. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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