Slightly off-topic, but I guess everybody that likes computer hardware also is at least interested or fascinated by spaceflight. Something fairly unique is happening later today, SpaceX in collaboration with NASA will launch a manned crew into space with astronauts Robert Behnke and Doug Hurley.
To date, it has been nearly forty years ago that NASA started with the Space Shuttle project. Meanwhile, of course, there was China with its Shenzhou capsule and .. the very reliable Russian Soyuz which has been used for the past nine years to bring crew from and towards the Internation Space Station, that after the Space Shuttle was phased out. Today it's SpaceX's maiden voyage in terms of their first crewed flight with its Crew Dragon capsule, a commercial enterprise from founder Elon Musk (Tesla). I decided to embed the flight takeoff, hopefully, it'll go well without any issues and delays due to weather.
You can watch the Livestream below the launch (if all goes as planned) is at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC, with a backup instantaneous launch opportunity available on Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, or 19:00 UTC
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