NASA and SpaceX rehearse for historic launch day

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken waves to onlookers outside the Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, just before he and crewmate Doug Hurley get into a Tesla Model X car for the drive to Launch Complex 39A and a rehearsal of next week’s countdown. (NASA Photo / Bill Ingalls)

NASA and SpaceX put astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and the rest of the team at Kennedy Space Center in Florida through a “dry dress rehearsal” today in preparation for next week’s historic launch to the International Space Station.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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