SpaceX is less than two weeks from crossing a major milestone: sending humans to space for the first time with its rocket. The historic DM-2 mission will also mark the return of human spaceflight to America for the first time since the space shuttle program ended in 2011.

NASA will rely on SpaceX (and later Boeing) to provide access to space from America through its Commercial Crew Program.

Today NASA released a cinematic animation of the mission sequence.

In just 13 days, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will travel to the International Space Center inside a Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.

We’ll see the real thing play out in realtime starting May 27. Until then, this preview continues to build the hype:

Space Explored will have full coverage of the SpaceX Demo-2 mission so stay tuned!

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