NASA and SpaceX Historic Astronaut Launch Postponed

Did you hear? SpaceX and NASA scrubbed today's historic launch...

The launch was aborted at about 4:20 p.m. EDT due to weather concerns. It would have marked the first manned launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade!

According to NASA's live stream, the launch will be reattempted this Saturday. Personnel are currently working to depressurize the cabin and propellant system so that astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can egress.

Meet the astronauts:

49-year-old Bob Behnken and 53-year-old Doug Hurley are not only close friends, but they're both space veterans - having notched two shuttle flights in their belts - and today would have marked their first return to space since the shuttle program was discontinued in 2011.

According to the New York Times, both men attained the rank of colonel - Behnken in the Air Force and Hurley a Marine - before joining NASA in 2000. They both also married fellow astronauts from their class!

Check out more details on the New York Times.

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