SpaceX astronauts set for launch

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    A SpaceX mission is undergoing the final checks before blasting off for the International Space Station Friday morning. Frenchman Thomas Pesquet will become the first European to command the ISS during a portion of the six-month mission, orbiting 400km above the Earth’s surface. FRANCE 24 correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani is live from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

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