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Bad weather might push SpaceX’s historic first flight of NASA astronauts to its backup launch date on May 30.
Forecasts show just a 40% chance that rain and clouds won’t make conditions unsafe for the scheduled launch on Wednesday.
Rockets can trigger lightning strikes, winds can throw launches off course, and powerful waves can make evacuations dangerous.
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Clouds and rain could thwart the historic first launch of NASA astronauts in a SpaceX spacecraft on Wednesday.

The mission, called Demo-2, will fly seasoned NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley in the company’s Crew Dragon spaceship. The flight’s success would effectively resurrect human spaceflight from America after nearly a decade of dormancy.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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