Today NASA and SpaceX will send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station. The launch will take place at 4:33 p.m. from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. This will mark the first time that astronauts have taken off on an American rocket from American soil since 2011's space shuttle mission.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors will not be allowed to gather at Kennedy to watch the launch in person, so NASA has put together the first global virtual NASA Social.
Here's how you can watch the launch from home:
ABC News and the National Geographic Channel have teamed up for "Launch America: Mission to Space Live." Coverage begins today at 3 p.m. with a live, two-hour broadcast of the launch by SpaceX and NASA, as well as interviews with NASA astronaut Christina Koch, retired astronaut Cady Coleman and others.
Discovery and the Science Channel will be airing "Space Launch Live: America Returns to Space," beginning at 2 p.m. Katy Perry, Adam Savage and YouTuber Mark Rober will be taking part in the program.
NASA, of course, will be streaming the launch on ALL of their platforms: