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NASA, SpaceX Sending 4 Astronauts to the ISS This Saturday

We love all things space around here, and the ability to share images of the NASA SpaceX crew heading via Falcon 9 rocket to the ISS (International Space Station) this weekend is pretty damn awesome.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

Noted as the first crew rotation launching from American soil in almost a decade, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will launch U.S. astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Japan Aerospace Exploration astronaut Soichi Noguchi from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. They will arrive at the ISS to join NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, and Russian space agency Roscosmos Expedition 64 commander Sergey Ryzhikov, and flight engineer Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.

(from left) NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

“We are thrilled to once again have such incredible access that can only be found on Discovery and Science Channel,” said Scott Lewers, EVP Multiplatform Programming, Factual & Head of Content at Science Channel. “For this moment of international unity and hope, we will bring our viewers together to witness a spectacular celebration of space exploration.”

You’ll be able to watch the launch on Discovery and Science Channel live, beginning at 3 p.m. PT on Saturday, November 14.