Astronauts on Way to Launch Pad 39A

A Tesla with a tag that reads “ISSBND” is photographed at historic Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal for launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 23, 2020, ahead of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
A Tesla with a tag that reads “ISSBND” is photographed at historic Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal for launch at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 23, 2020, ahead of the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. Photo credit: Kim Shiflett

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are on their way to Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A after departing the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building across the spaceport.

There to see them off were Vice President Mike Pence, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and SpaceX CEO and Chief Designer Elon Musk, along with their family, friends and support team members.

Then they climbed into a customized white Tesla Model X for the 20-minute ride to the pad. The crew’s vehicle is traveling in the middle of a convoy including support team members and security personnel.

At the launch site, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are ready for the crew’s arrival.

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