Trump to attend NASA/Space-X launch, first with human in years

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(CNN) — The president and the vice president plan on attending the historic Space-X launch in Florida on Wednesday.

President Trump wants to witness the launch of the first Americans into space in nearly a decade.

It is also the first time NASA astronauts have blasted off on a private spacecraft.

The Space-X Dragon capsule is being launched by a Falcon-9 rocket, owned by tech billionaire Elon Musk.

The local congressman from Cape Canaveral calls the event a re-launch of Florida, America and our economy.

Two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will travel aboard the Space-X crew Dragon.

They are bound for the International Space Station.

The launch is part of NASA’s longer term strategy of going back to the moon and then on to Mars.

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