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Every Friday at 1 p.m. EDT (1700 GMT) leading up to the launch of SpaceX's Demo-2 mission, staff writer Chelsea Gohd will go live to discuss the latest mission updates and take questions from social media.  

Demo-2 was originally scheduled to launch this past Wednesday (May 27), but bad weather caused the launch to delay to Saturday (May 30) at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT). If the launch is delayed again, it will move to Sunday (May 31) at 3:00 p.m. EDT (1900 GMT). Stay tuned to for regular updates on the mission. 

This Demo-2 mission will launch veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle. While the spacecraft has successfully flown on an uncrewed test flight, this will be the craft's first crewed flight. This historic launch will also be the first crewed mission to orbit from the United States since NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011. 

This week with SpaceX: 

Related: How SpaceX's Demo-2 mission works in 13 steps
In photos: 
SpaceX's Demo-2 Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts

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Chelsea Gohd

Chelsea Gohd joined as an intern in the summer of 2018 and returned as a Staff Writer in 2019. After receiving a B.S. in Public Health, she worked as a science communicator at the American Museum of Natural History. Chelsea has written for publications including Scientific American, Discover Magazine Blog, Astronomy Magazine, Live Science, All That is Interesting, AMNH Microbe Mondays blog, The Daily Targum and Roaring Earth. When not writing, reading or following the latest space and science discoveries, Chelsea is writing music, singing, playing guitar and performing with her band Foxanne (@foxannemusic). You can follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd.