Elon Musk’ SpaceX Rocket Launches Astronauts Into Space.

Elon Musk has successfully launched the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket designed and built by his company into the international space station.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley lifted off on Saturday on an historic first private crewed flight into space.

NASA outsourced the job of designing and building its next generation of spaceships to SpaceX and Boeing, awarding them $7 billion in contracts in a public-private partnership aimed at driving down costs and spurring innovation.

NASA revealed the news on it’s twitter page were it stated as follows;

We have liftoff. History is made as
launch from
for the first time in nine years on the
Crew Dragon:

President Donald Trump flew to Florida aboard Air Force One to watch the launch and described it as “really something special.”

“Real talent, real genius, nobody does it like us,” Trump said.

NASA hopes to rely in part on its commercial partners as it works to send astronauts back to the moon in the next few years, and on to Mars in the 2030s.

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