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SpaceX Launches 2 Private Astronauts to ISS: Live Coverage

On Saturday, SpaceX and NASA launched two private astronauts to the International Space Station via SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. To celebrate this momentous event, SpaceX has been livestreaming the launch preparation and the flight as they occurred. This is an historic milestone for mining humans from the private sector into space.


  • SpaceX launched the Crew Dragon spacecraft with two private astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, to the International Space Station.
  • Liftoff was from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • The spacecraft is carrying a precious cargo, including a toy dinosaur.
  • The astronauts will test the Crew Dragon systems and spend a few months docked at ISS.
  • The spacecraft parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida and is currently being recovered.

Space-Xclusive Hot Take

It's not everyday that two brave private astronauts are sent to space - and with a toy dinosaur - no less! We are so excited to follow Bob and Doug's journey as they become the first private citizens to brave the great unknowns of space. We can only imagine what lessons they will bring back with them - and not to mention a souvenir in the form of a toy dinosaur!