First private crew launching to ISS Friday

Photo by: NASA
Photo by: NASA

(Cape Canaveral, FL) -- The countdown is on for Friday's historic launch to the International Space Station.

The first all-private crew flight will blast off from Florida for a ten-day mission. A former NASA astronaut is leading the way, joined by three paying customers. But he stresses this isn't space tourism. He says they've all trained hard.

The crew docks Saturday and will have more than 25 science experiments to work on.