Friday, June 25, 2021

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Four astronauts from three countries are en route to the International Space Station after a successfully NASA’s SpaceX launch.

A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying four astronauts took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida,US yesterday, beginning their six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will be joined by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency, and Akihiko Hoshide from Japan.

This launch marked the third-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk’s company and the first to make use of a previously flown rocket booster and spacecraft.

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