SpaceX Demo-2 Launch (4/45)

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In this photo released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ken Bowersox, acting Associate Administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, left, and NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk monitor the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in  firing room four of the Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is the first launch with astronauts of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. The test flight serves as an end-to-end demonstration of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. Behnken and Hurley launched at 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 30, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to low-Earth orbit for the first time since the conclusion of the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. <br />
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In this photo released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ken Bowersox, acting Associate Administrator for NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate, left, and NASA Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk monitor the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Demo-2 mission with NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken onboard, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in firing room four of the Launch Control...
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