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Trump will travel to Florida to attend historic SpaceX launch in person

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    Weather permitting, SpaceX will launch NASA astronauts into space from the U.S. for the first time in nearly a decade on Wednesday. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump will travel to Florida to witness the historic launch in person.

    SpaceX is planning to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit on Wednesday, May 27, from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. The country hasn't sent astronauts into space from U.S. soil since 2011, when Space Shuttle Program ended.

    "President Trump is continuing to deliver on his promise to reassert American dominance in space," the White House said in a statement to CBS News confirming the president's attendance.

    "Our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security," Mr. Trump said in the statement.

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