Cape Canaveral — Elon Musk’s SpaceX is set to launch two American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, ending the US space agency’s nine-year hiatus in human space flight.

California-based SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and its Falcon 9 rocket is due to lift off at 8.33pm GMT on Wednesday from the same launch pad used by Nasa’s last space shuttle mission in 2011...

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