Follow along with Flappr today as we witness history as Space X in partnership with NASA launches the first manned space flight on U.S soil since 2011. Two astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley (who happen to be close friends) have been selected for the first manned mission on Space X's Dragon Crew spacecraft. This is not only a big day for both astronauts and their families but also for NASA, Space X, Elon Musk, and America!
UPDATE: 12:22 ET The Demo has gone on live stream.
UPDATE: 11:52 ET
Today's launch is scheduled for 4:33 p.m. ET. Continue to tune into Flappr's live coverage as we
lead up to liftoff. We're gong to keep you updated all the way until Dragon Crew docks and both astronauts are safely on the ISS.
UPDATE: 1:00 ET
Just a huge thank you to President Trump for saving the space program that the former President Obama and VP Joe Biden administration derailed and depleted.
Today is a big win for America. We're proud to see a new era in manned space exploration and innovation. h/t @peekaso
The President and First Lady will be attending today's historic launch in Cape Canaveral, FL.
Stay tuned for more as we get closer to launch time. h/t @k_ovfefe2
UPDATE: 1:20 ET
Astronauts Bob and Doug are headed to the launch pad. Watch live below:
UPDATE: 2:05 ET
Astronauts are getting strapped in to their seats in preparation for launch.
If only we could strap in a few more with them!!! h/t @KBrassenstein
UPDATE: 3:05 ET
Air Force One has arrived!
UPDATE: 3:30 ET
The hatch is down, I repeat, the hatch is down and we're almost go for launch here in just 1 hour.
UPDATE: 3:40 ET
Can we just talk about how sleek the engineering for both the Dragon and the flight suits?
UPDATE: 4:10 ET
The access arm has been retracted and we are currently t-minus 23 minutes until takeoff!
UPDATE: 4:25 ET
NASA and SpaceX have cancelled the launch due to unfavorable weather conditions. We will continue this live blog Saturday, May 30th. God Speed until then!