All eyes on the skies: America returns to space

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(NBC News) — All eyes are on the skies today for the scheduled launch of a new era of U.S. space travel. Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will ride in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket, wearing sleek new spacesuits and using touchscreen controls.

It’s the first time in history a U.S. company will carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, and the first launch of a crewed mission from U.S. soil in nearly a decade.

Liftoff is currently targeted for 4:33 p.m., you can watch live starting at 12:30 p.m. on nbc4i.com.

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