Spend a day with a SpaceX astronaut

May 30, 2020, marked the first ever commercial crew launch to the International Space Station.

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That day also marked the return of US human spaceflight, 9 years after NASA’s shuttle program ended in 2011.

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Here’s how the day went.


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Then the waiting began.

“SpaceX, Dragon. We’re go for launch. Let’s light this candle,” Hurley said, 15 seconds before launch.

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“It's great to get the United States back in the crewed launch business and we're just really glad to be onboard this magnificent complex," Hurley said in a NASA statement.