SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon in Florida: live updates

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SpaceX and NASA launch Crew Dragon in Florida: live updates

Despite a tornado warning, thunderstorms rolling, and Covid-19 spreading risks, viewers came out in full force to witness the first launch attempt Wednesday.

Images from local information points it showed huge crowds and few people followed CDC guidelines. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine He said he hopes this launch will raise reverential fear and will raise the general public during the current health crisis.

Crowds gathered on a bridge in Titusville, Florida on Wednesday to witness the launch of SpaceX.

Bridenstine and ChiefX Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell previously he had begged the public to follow the launch on television to prevent crowds of viewers from triggering a Covid 19 outbreak.

Even more people could turn out to be trying to launch the weekend.

Florida restrictions continue to ease despite upticks in confirmed cases of Covid-19 within the state.

People who gathered to launch SpaceX's launch on Wednesday leave Marina Park in Titusville, Florida after it has been washed.
People who gathered to launch the SpaceX launch on Wednesday leave Marina Park in Titusville, Florida after it has been washed.

The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which was closed during Wednesday’s official launch attempt reopened on Thursday.

The center’s website claims that only a limited number of people will be authorized on the site to view this launch. Masks and temperature controls will be required for all guests.

Tickets quickly out of stock after going on sale earlier this week.

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