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US President Donald Trump. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: US President Donald Trump will attend the May 27 launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX mission - the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years, the White House said Sunday.

"Our destiny, beyond the Earth, is not only a matter of national identity, but a matter of national security," Trump said in a statement ahead of the visit, which will underline his push for a return to work in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.