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How to watch SpaceX launch: Stream the Demo-2 mission live from anywhere

For the first time in nearly nine years, Americans will return to space in a historic mission called Demo-2 conducted by Elon Musk’s space exploration company SpaceX. Among the 2-person crew includes NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley who have been aboard previous trips to space, and NASA is making it easier than ever to watch as the shuttle blasts off.

SpaceX Launch: When & where

Pending acceptable launch conditions, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is to takeoff at 4:33 p.m. EDT this Wednesday, May 27. There is a 60% chance of favorable conditions as of Tuesday morning, though if the mission is scrubbed, the next two potential launch dates are set for Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. and Sunday, May 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

The Demo-2 mission will send Behnken and Hurley to orbit on a 19-hour journey to the ISS and viewers will be able to watch right from their TVs at home on Discovery and Science Channel (beginning at 2 p.m. EDT), streaming on services like Sling TV, as well as via YouTube and the NASA app.

How to watch the SpaceX Launch live from anywhere

The options we’ve already mentioned make it easy for those in the U.S. to tune in and watch the rocket launch live, but watching from outside the U.S. is not so easy. Luckily, using a VPN makes it simple to change your location virtually, and gives you instant access to streaming services like Sling TV. Whether you are traveling or live outside of the U.S., this is what you need to know.

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Live stream the SpaceX launch in the U.S.

The SpaceX launch will be available to watch live on YouTube, the NASA app, Discovery Channel, and the Science Channel. You’ll find Discovery Channel on most major streaming services which offer live TV streaming, including Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, and Philo, though Science Channel is a bit tougher to find.

Sling TV should be the first service you try out. It’s one of the most affordable streaming services in the U.S. — especially with its latest offer that lets you join and score your first month for only $20. Plus, it includes access to both Discovery Channel and Science Channel, with plans normally starting at just $30 monthly. Discovery Channel is on the Sling Blue plan, while Science Channel can be viewed on either Sling Blue or Sling Orange plans by purchasing the News Extras add-on.

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From $20 at Sling

Sling TV’s latest offer can score you access for as low as $20! Sling Blue is the plan you’ll want if you’re planning on streaming Discovery Channel, while Science Channel can be added on for $5 more per month through the News Extras add-on.


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