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SpaceX launches two NASA astronauts on historic mission

In a historic first for the U.S. space program, a spacecraft designed, built, owned and operated by a private company — SpaceX — blasted off Saturday with two NASA astronauts aboard — the first purely private sector launch to orbit in space history. It was also the first launch of a crew from U.S. soil […]

America’s return to space: May 27 launch 10 years in the making

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday to prepare for a historic launch. The space agency’s first manned mission since 2011 takes off May 27. It’s also the first manned launch with a privately built rocket that will dock at the International Space Station the next day. […]