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May 30, 2020

SpaceX finally succeeds in putting NASA astronauts into space

 SpaceX  Final launch 
Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA blasted two astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit, marking the first human launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade and a new partnership between industry and government aimed at revitalising the country’s space ambitions.
This was SpaceX's second attempt to launch two NASA astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station . This is the first crewed spaceflight to take off from US soil in nearly a decade. This is an important milestone in space travel for three reasons 
1)This is first time that astronauts launched into space from US soil since 2011. 
2)This is the first-ever crewed mission for SpaceX. 
3)This is also the first time ever that a privately developed spacecraft launched humans into Earth's orbit. In an early interview with CNN in 2004, SpaceX founder Elon Musk explained how he could work with NASA and his vision for the future of space travel.

The Crew Dragon capsule, carrying astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, is now flying free through Earth's orbit. The capsule uses tiny thrusters to stay oriented and help steer the spacecraft toward the International Space Station. It's a slow and precise journey. Behnken and Hurley will spend about 19 hours in the spacecraft as climbs toward the ISS, where they're expected to dock around 10:30 am ET tomorrow.