: Moments before launching NASA scrubbed today's launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft on launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 27, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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SpaceX Launch Suspended Because of Weather

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — America’s return as a nation capable of putting men into space will have to wait until Saturday after today’s launch of a SpaceX rocket was scrubbed because of bad weather.

A tornado warning was issued for Brevard County a couple of hours before the scheduled launch of the Crew Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 rocket.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are trying to become the first men launched into space from U.S. soil since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011.

It will also be the first time a private company launched men into space.

The next opportunity for the launch is Saturday at 3:22 PM EDT, according to NASA.


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