NASA and SpaceX rocket is about to appear over the UK following successful launch

Space X rocket is about to become visible over the UK, following a successful launch from Florida.

The rocket took off with two astronauts on board at 21.22 BST, and is currently on a 400km journey to the International Space Station.null

It took off on time and will take 19 hours to reach the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kennedy Space Center.

It is the first time that commercially developed space vehicles – owned and operated by a private entity rather than the US space agency – have carried Americans into orbit.

The rocket first appeared above the UK about 15 minutes after launch, but wasn’t easily visible because the sun was still up.

However, we’ll have a second chance to see it at around 22:15 BST.

It is expected to be appear to the south west of the sky and zoom past the moon before disappearing.

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