SpaceX Becomes First Private Company To Launch Astronauts Into Space

SpaceX Falcon-9 Rocket And Crew Dragon Capsule Launches From Cape Canaveral Sending Astronauts To The International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL -- SpaceX is the first private company to put astronauts into space after a successful launch today.

The weather cleared up in the final hours to allow for the launch. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way to the International Space Station. They are expected to dock tomorrow.

The launch marks an end of NASA having to pay Russia to send its astronauts into space. It has been nine years since a rocket took people into space from this country.

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