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SpaceX showed it can safely ferry astronauts to and from space. In September, it'll launch 4 more - here's who's next

Posted On: Aug 4, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

SpaceX showed it can safely ferry astronauts to and from space. In September, it'll launch 4 more - here's who's next

The success of SpaceX's Demo-2 mission tees the company and NASA up for their next crewed launch.
That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the space station and back: Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, and Soichi Noguchi.
The team is expected to launch in late September.
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When NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley landed in the Gulf of Mexico after a fiery fall through Earth's atmosphere , people around the world breathed sighs of relief - including a group of four fellow astronauts in Houston.
The success of the mission, a high-stakes test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship , showed that NASA could successfully partner with the company to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
The four astronauts who'd been watching in Houston are the crew of SpaceX's Crew-1 mission, the next round trip to the ISS. NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Mike Hopkins, and Victor Glover, as well as JAXA (Japan Aerospace...

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