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Watching a piece of history

President Trump and Vice-President Pence plan to go see SpaceX launch a pair of veteran astronauts to the ISS station on Wednesday, the first launch of people from our soil since 2011.

They will ride in a Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 heavy off old Pad 39A in Florida. Pity it’s not in South Texas, where SpaceX is planning to do launches.

With the president in attendance, and running for re-election, a lot is riding on this in addition to the two astronauts. Good luck to all.

UPDATE:  Weather abort. Next window to try be Saturday afternoon.