A SpaceX rocket made history by carrying two NASA astronauts into orbit.
The Crew Dragon spacecraft blasted off Saturday afternoon atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a flight to the International Space Station. The mission marks the first time that Americans have launched into space from U.S. soil in almost a decade; the last U.S. space shuttle took off from the Kennedy Space Center in 2011.
The launch was also the first time a private company ― in this case, Elon Musk’s SpaceX ― put people in space.
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