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Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley: SpaceX, NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To International Space Station
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Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley: SpaceX, NASA Launch U.S. Astronauts To International Space Station

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are now on their way to the ISS aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. The flight marks the first-ever crewed space launch by a private company, and is the first crewed NASA launch from US soil since 2011. SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon capsule into orbit Saturday, marking the first time NASA astronauts traveled into space aboard a commercially built spacecraft and rocket — a major milestone in human spaceflight. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley It was also the first time American astronauts launched from the U.S. since NASA retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley lifted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. ET on a test flight to the International Space Stati...