This is when you can see the SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launch


There’s a chance that a rocket launch could be visible over the UK on Wednesday night.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at around 9.33pm UK time.

If all goes to plan and skies remain clear then the rocket will be visible 15 minutes later at around 9.45-9.50pm

The Falcon 9 rocket take off from the Kennedy Space Centre to the International Space Station carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft with experienced Nasa astronauts.


Meteorwatch say that the rocket will be visible over the UK in a westerly direction heading East.

It could be visible in the southern part of the sky for around 3-4 minutes.

Meteorwatch say: “As the Spacecraft passes over the UK, we may see just the one or a collection of objects looking like bright stars moving across the sky. The sky will be fairly light for some especially for observers in places in the north such as Scotland. The craft should be bright enough to follow once you catch a glimpse of it.”

The launch is a demonstration for SpaceX to show their ability to take astronauts to the space station and back safely.