KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., - A SpaceX spacecraft carrying four astronauts soared into outer space Sunday — marking the kick off of what NASA hopes will be years of the company helping to keep the International Space Station fully staffed, Jackie Wattles reports for CNN. Continue reading original article.
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November 17, 2020 -A trio of NASA astronauts - Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker - were joined by Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut with Japan's space agency, aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. The capsule was slated to meet up with the International Space Station at 11 p.m. Eastern time last night.
“NASA is delivering on its commitment to the American people and our international partners to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective missions to the International Space Station using American private industry,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “This is an important mission for NASA, SpaceX and our partners at JAXA, and we look forward to watching this crew arrive at station to carry on our partnership for all of humanity.”
Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor