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NASA Awards SpaceX Second Mission To Launch Astronauts From U.S. Soil
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – NASA announced on Friday that SpaceX was awarded a second mission to launch astronauts from U.S. soil to the International Space Station.
Commercial crew flights from Cape Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast to the International Space Station will restore America’s human spaceflight launch capability and increase the time U.S. crews can dedicate to scientific research.
“The order of a second crew rotation mission from SpaceX, paired with the two ordered from Boeing will help ensure reliable access to the station on American spacecraft and rockets,” said Kathy Lueders, manager of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. “These systems will ensure reliable U.S. crew rotation services to the station, and will serve as a lifeboat for the space station for up to seven months.”