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SpaceX and NASA complete historic launch successfully

Updated 7:23 PM EDT, Sat May 30, 2020

What we covered here

What happened: SpaceX’s second attempt to launch two NASA astronauts on a mission to the International Space Station was successful.

Why it’s important: This is the first crewed spaceflight to take off from US soil in nearly a decade.

  • This is first time that astronauts launched into space from US soil since 2011.
  • This is the first-ever crewed mission for SpaceX.
  • This is also the first time ever that a privately developed spacecraft launched humans into Earth’s orbit.
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