A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.
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In photos: SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch

Updated 5:10 AM ET, Tue November 17, 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.
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SpaceX launched four astronauts toward the International Space Station on November 15. They docked on the satellite roughly 30 hours after.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi were aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule where they will then spend about six months in space before returning to Earth.

This is SpaceX's second launch with humans aboard. The first Crew Dragon to launch humans, which was still considered a test mission, took off in May earlier this year.