Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

ORLANDO, FLA. -- In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years.

In the age of coronavirus, local officials and NASA are split on whether that's a good idea.

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