Photos: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch



A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.

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Updated 1657 GMT (0057 HKT) November 16, 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.

Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images

SpaceX launched four astronauts toward the International Space Station on November 15.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi are riding aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

This is SpaceX’s second launch with humans aboard. The first Crew Dragon to launch humans, which was still considered a test mission, took off in May earlier this year.

The team will spend about six months in space before returning to Earth.



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