Astronauts suit up for planned launch to International Space Station

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Reuters

By Joe Skipper and Steve Gorman CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) -The latest team of astronauts bound for the International Space Station, three from NASA and a German crewmate, suited up for a planned liftoff atop a SpaceX rocket on Wednesday, despite rain and clouds at the Florida launch site that forecasters predicted would clear in time. The SpaceX-built launch vehicle, consisting of a Crew Dragon capsule perched atop a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, was set for liftoff at 9:03 p.m. (0200 GMT Thursday) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If all goes smoothly, the three U…

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