SpaceX's historic launch with 2 American astronauts succeeds

For the first time in history, NASA astronauts have launched from American soil in a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.



SpaceX's historic launch with 2 American astronauts succeeds (2)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from Launch Complex 39A on NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley onboard, at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX's historic launch with 2 American astronauts succeeds (3)

SpaceX's historic launch with 2 American astronauts succeeds (1)



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