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SpaceX launches crew to International Space Station


SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station on the first fully fledged taxi flight for Nasa by a private company. The Falcon rocket thundered into the night from Kennedy Space Centre carrying the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top – named Resilience by its crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably Covid-19 – is due to reach the space station early on Tuesday UK time and remain there until spring.

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