NASA astronauts launched by SpaceX, first crewed commercial flight

NASA astronauts launched by SpaceX, first crewed commercial flight

Two NASA astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, launched into orbit on a rocket and capsule system Crew Dragon, provided by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX on Saturday. Their trip to the International Space Station will take 19 hours. It is the first NASA crewed mission since 2011 when the Space Shuttle was retired. They also successfully piloted the craft manually in a test of back-up capability.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait
Seekster
Seekster 0 months

Congratulations. How exciting.

Andrew 1010
Andrew 1010 0 months

This is the turning point for America in the space race.

Sloth
Sloth 0 months

All I gotta say to this is... Woooooooohhhooooo! I freakin love it!!

Drunkin Lephrechaun
Drunkin Lephrechaun 0 months

Bob and Doug..... I love that this happened but Bob and Doug? eh? Got any back-bacon?

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 0 months

Musk is a bellend but, I'll give him credit, there hasn't been this much excitement around a space launch for decades.

BumperCar
BumperCar 0 months

Finally! Some actual important news! ^^

Seekster
Seekster 0 months

Launch was a success! It was amazing to see astronauts moving about a space capsule again.

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