Spectators watch the SpaceX launch from a bridge in Titusville, Florida, on Saturday, May 30. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule is carrying astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken toward the International Space Station.
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In pictures: SpaceX's historic launch

Updated 6:43 PM ET, Sat May 30, 2020

Spectators watch the SpaceX launch from a bridge in Titusville, Florida, on Saturday, May 30. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule is carrying astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken toward the International Space Station.
Charlie Riedel/AP

SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts toward the International Space Station on Saturday, May 30, in a mission called Demo-2.

It marks the first time in history that a commercial aerospace company has carried humans into Earth's orbit.

The launch was originally scheduled for May 27 but was postponed due to bad weather.

NASA and space fans have waited nearly a decade for this milestone. The United States hasn't launched its own astronauts into space since the shuttle program ended in 2011.