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Forecasters increase chances of weather cooperating with Wednesday launch


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WESH)—Forecasters with the 45th Space Wing now say there is a 60% chance of acceptable weather for Wednesday’s historic astronaut launch attempt.

That’s up from the 40% chance that forecasters had been giving the launch on Monday, but there are still concerns about clouds and moisture as tropical moisture lingers nearby.

The launch is currently scheduled for 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday.

If the launch is pushed due to weather, the next launch opportunity will be Saturday afternoon. If the launch does get moved to Saturday, there is a 70% chance weather will cooperate, the 45thSpace Wing said.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will make history when they climb aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and shoot into space. It will be the first astronaut launch from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center since the last shuttle flight in 2011.


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