Historic SpaceX launch Saturday may signal the return of astronaut missions from the U.S.

It’ll be a moment the Space Coast hasn’t witnessed in nearly a decade, when a capsule outfitted for astronauts takes a ride to the cosmos.

The early Saturday morning launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule won’t have crew inside for now, but if it’s successful, the liftoff will clear the way for the first astronaut-piloted launch from the United States since the shuttle program was shuttered in 2011. Read more here.