4 astronauts set to make historic launch this weekend

Three Americans and one Japanese astronaut will stay on the ISS for six months. Victor Glover will become the first Black astronaut to stay on the ISS on a long term mission.
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history this weekend. Four astronauts set to blast off aboard a commercial spacecraft, the spacex crew dragon at the international space station. Gio Benitez tonight in cape canaveral, Florida. Liftoff. Reporter: Nearly six months after that historic test launch that sent two astronauts into space aboard a commercial spacecraft, the spacex crew dragon, now four astronauts -- three Americans, and one from Japan, the first operational crew -- set to blast off Sunday on an eight-hour voyage to the international space station. We are advancing medicine using the microgravity of space in Wu cannot do in the gravity well of Earth. Reporter: Sunday's launch will have history on board. Astronaut Victor glover will become the first black astronaut to stay on the ISS for a long-term miss. The thought of flying in here and rocketing out is just surreal. It really is. Reporter: And he says he's going to help his four daughters with their homework from space. Those four will stay in space for about six months. And they decided to give their spaceship a name fitt for 2020, resilience. Quite fitting indeed. A dad's work will not be done even when he's in space. Got to help with that homework.

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