Cosmonaut spots SpaceX’s Demo-2 launch pad from space station (photo)

A photograph taken by Russian cosmonaut Ivan Vagner from the International Space Station shows Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39, which includes the pad SpaceX’s Demo-2 mission will launch from, as seen on May 29, 2020. (Image credit: Roscosmos/Ivan Vagner)

Florida doesn’t seem far from the International Space Station in this photo an orbiting astronaut snapped of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

But the journey will take nearly a day for veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who hope to begin the trek today (May 30), weather permitting. The two astronauts will be tucked inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule for a milestone flight called Demo-2, the company’s first crewed mission to the space station.

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