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Trump to Visit Florida for SpaceX Launch With NASA Astronauts

  • First flight by NASA astronauts on U.S. soil since shuttle
  • President’s re-election campaign has touted space initiatives
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SpaceX Ready to Send Humans to Space for the First Time
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President Donald Trump plans to travel to Florida on Wednesday to watch the launch of SpaceX’s manned test mission to the International Space Station, according to a U.S. official, as he seeks to project an image of normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The launch will mark the first time NASA astronauts have blasted off from U.S. soil since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011.