SpaceX Rocket Successfully Launches Crew-1 Into Orbit

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying four astronauts successfully launched the Crew-1 capsule into orbit to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7:27 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

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The Crew-1 flight will carry Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins, Pilot Victor Glover, and Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi to the space station for a six-month science mission.

Crew-1 is the first crew rotation flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the space station following the spacecraft system’s official human rating certification.