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SpaceX Crew Dragon launches Astronauts from USA!
SpaceX launched NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi to the ISS on November 14, 2020. (Spacex Crew-1 mission for ISS Expedition #64)
Falcon 9 launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020 at 1:29 am EDT. It was space ship Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurleyare the first two NASA astronauts to fly onboard the Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. The two astronauts returned safely on Earth on August 2, 2020.
This was the first human spaceflight launched from U.S.A. soil since the Space Shuttle retired in 2011!
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