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US President Donald Trump will travel to Florida to witness the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, which will take place on May 27 from the Kennedy Space Center. This will be the first time that a private company has sent NASA astronauts into space, according to the AP.

The SpaceX Demo-2 mission is of particular importance to the United States, since since the closing of the NASA space shuttle program in 2011, no manned mission has departed from US soil.