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NASA, SpaceX try once again to launch American astronauts to Space Station

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NASA, SpaceX try once again to launch American astronauts to Space Station

NASA, SpaceX try once again to launch American astronauts to Space Station

NASA and SpaceX are scheduled to launch astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on a mission to the International Space Station at 3:22 pm Eastern Time.

'Demo -2' launch marks the first flight of NASA crew from the US soil since 2011 and the first launch of a rocket owned by a private company: SpaceX, the commercial space company founded by Elon Musk.

NASA has assigned two of its most experienced astronauts, Behnken and Hurley to the upcoming SpaceX mission.

If successful, this would be a big win for SpaceX's first-ever crewed mission in the company's 18-year history.

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