Air Force One Flies Past Launch Complex 39A

Air Force One, carrying U.S. President Donald Trump, flies past Launch Complex 39A. Image credit: NASA TV

The distinctive blue-and-white Air Force One aircraft just flew near Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, affording U.S. President Trump, onboard the aircraft, a bird’s-eye view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft on the launch pad. Sealed inside the spacecraft are NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who are awaiting a 4:33 p.m. EDT liftoff on the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station – the first launch of American astronauts aboard an American rocket from American soil in nine years.

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