SpaceX is about to launch its first people to orbit and, in the process, resurrect human spaceflight from America. Though SpaceX’s flight is experimental, the two astronauts scheduled to pilot it say they accept the risks and are ready to fly.
NASA picked the seasoned astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to pilot the mission, called Demo-2. If all goes according to plan, the duo should lift off atop a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:33 p.m. ET on Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.