SpaceX Launches Astronauts

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched the first crewed Falcon 9 with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station!

This is the first time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that astronauts have been launched from U.S. soil. Until now, NASA has relied on astronaut launch services from Russia.

This is a huge step forward — not only for SpaceX, but also for NASA. Perhaps now, after 9 long years, the US manned space program will finally get back on track.

You can learn more about this historic launch at Space.com, or the video below.

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