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SpaceX is due to finish it’s historic trip to the International Space Station this morning. Watch it live here. Tune in May 31 starting at 12:30 a.m. PDT to see live feed coverage of the Dragon spacecraft unberthing from the ISS, deorbiting, and splashing down on Earth.
After three delays, the first U.S. commercial space flight is set to launch this week. A capsule built by the company SpaceX will take off from Cape Canaveral and head to the International Space Station. If successful, it will be a milestone in NASA’s plan to replace its space shuttle program with commercial carriers.
“We’ve been launching things into space for 50 years,” said NASA’s Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. “It’s time we did trust our industry to be able to lead the way.”