NASA is set to make history tonight by launching two astronauts which will fly over the UK (and you may get to seem them!)

Nasa and SpaceX will be launching two astronauts inside the Crew Dragon capsule from US soil for the first time since 2011.

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If Saturday's attempt is successful, it will be the first time the feat has been performed by a privately-owned company.

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) at 8.22pm UK time on May 30, in a spacecraft built by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's company.

The launch is set to take place a 3.22pm EDT (8.22pm BST) on Saturday (May 30).

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However, while the launch is taking place in Florida, there is a chance you will be able to see it from the UK shortly after launch.

Netherlands based satellite tracker Dr Marco Langbroek says the rocket will be visible from the UK around two hours after the launch.


If the weather stays clear and bright, then the rocket may be seen flying over Berkshire tonight.