NASA and SpaceX make 2nd attempt at launching starship

While this historic launch with astronauts is a test flight, the Falcon 9 rocket has had 85 successful launches over the past 10 years.
1:51 | 05/30/20

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Transcript for NASA and SpaceX make 2nd attempt at launching starship
We better get this launch off the ground. Otherwise gio has to establish residency. Let's get more to that. Reporter: Nasa and spacex are still looking at the forecast to see if it's a go. We're seeing dramatic images from another spacex test. Reporter: As nasa and spacex make a second attempt to launch astronauts into space, another spacex test suffers a major anomaly. Oh, that was not nominal. It's gone. Reporter: This was a test for the unmanned star ship poet type, a new spaceship from Elon Musk. And liftoff. Reporter: While this historic launch with astronauts is a test flight, the falcon 9 rocket has had 85 successful launches ove the past ten years. The big question now will the bad weather scrub this next launch too? Why not wait till the weather is good. Why go through the whole process when you have lightning in the area and such? When we balance all of these things, there is always, always, always gng to be uncertainty. Reporter: Yeah, the weather here is just one factor. Now, right now the U.S. Space force tells us that there is a 50/50 chance the weather here will be good enough for a launch at 3:22 P.M. This afternoon. If that doesn't work, they'll try again tomorrow afternoon. Eva? And I know you will be monitoring that forecast because the forecast is very much contingent on that. Stay with ABC news and ABC newslive for complete coverage of the launch. That starts at 3:00 P.M. Eastern today. A lot of people loo forward to that. Hopefully the weather holds up. Finally exciting and constructive news. Exactly. Hopefully something that can unify the country a little bit as well.

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