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NASA Launch of SpaceX Capsule to Air Live on Discovery and Science Channel

By: Nesa Nourmohammadi

(Updated) The May 30th launch is set to mark the first launch on US soil with US astronauts in nine years. Watch SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE on Discovery starting at 2P ET.

(Updated May 27, 2020)

Discovery and Science Channel audiences will be able to witness history when American astronauts launch from US soil for the first time in nine years in the live multiplatform event, SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE.

Premiering Saturday, May 30 at 2P ET/11A PT, SPACE LAUNCH LIVE will cover the second attempt of NASA launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, which will carry veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS). The special will be hosted by Chris Jacobs and feature experts and celebrity guests.

SpaceX CEIT Testing

SpaceX CEIT Testing

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will fly to the International Space Station in the SpaceX Dragon capsule.

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NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will fly to the International Space Station in the SpaceX Dragon capsule.

On Wednesday, May 27th, ahead of the first attempt ,viewers heard from former astronaut Mike Massimino; active astronaut Jessica Meir; NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine; and YouTube star (and former NASA engineer) Mark Rober. The special also featured active astronaut and Behnken’s wife K. Megan MacArthur, as well as former astronaut and Hurley’s wife Karen Nyberg. Plus, viewers caught a very special appearance by singer, global superstar, and self-professed extraterrestrial fan, Katy Perry!

The Journey to Space Launch LIVE

Space Launch LIVE

Best Moments from Space Launch LIVE 02:55

While the launch has been rescheduled due to weather, let's take a look back at the best moments from #SpaceLaunchLIVE with special guests singer Katy Perry, Mythbusters' Adam Savage, current and former NASA Astronauts and more.

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After much anticipation, the historic May 27th launch was scrubbed just five minutes before launch time due to inclement weather conditions. But why does weather really matter?

To get excited for the launch, both Discovery and Science Channel will air NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE, a two-hour documentary featuring exclusive, behind the scenes access into the preparation for the May 30th launch. It will also offer a rare glimpse into launch control and first-hand accounts from those leading the mission, including SpaceX Founder and Chief Engineer Elon Musk.

NASA & SPACEX: JOURNEY TO THE FUTURE will air Saturday, May 30 at 12P ET/PT on Discovery or catch up anytime on Discovery GO.

Audiences can watch Space Launch LIVE on TV or stream it live on Discovery GO. They can also participate in the event by joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #SpaceLaunchLIVE.

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Save the date--On May 27th, if everything goes as planned, a rocket will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Watch SPACE LAUNCH LIVE: AMERICA RETURNS TO SPACE on Discovery and Science Channel starting at 2P ET.
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