NASA and SpaceX Will Soon Send Humans Into Space

It will be the first crewed flight from American soil in nearly a decade.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Did you know that NASA has not sent humans into space from American soil in nearly a decade? Well, that's all about to change.

If all goes well, NASA and SpaceX will be sending a crewed mission next month to the International Space Station (ISS). 

"On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" Jim Bridenstine, head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, announced in a tweet.

This is exciting news as the U.S. has been reliant on Russian Soyuz rockets to send American astronauts to the ISS since July of 2011.

The crewed mission will see astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fly to the orbital station on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft. They are set to lift off at 16:32 local time from launch pad 39A.

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