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12:00 AM, June 05, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 05, 2020

SpaceX makes history with first private manned mission to space

On Saturday, May 30th, SpaceX became the first private spacecraft to carry humans into orbit.

The launch, titled 'Demo-2', was the final demonstration mission in the human rating process of SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Falcon 9. Flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station, successful completion of this mission will certify SpaceX for regular transportation of people to space. This was the second attempt after an initial launch try last Wednesday was scrubbed due to weather conditions.

To date, SpaceX's Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets have succeeded in delivering multiple cargo payloads to orbit, but Behnken and Hurley are the first people to make the trip with the private spaceflight company.

 

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