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LOOK: SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into space for first time since 2011, makes history

We officially have liftoff.

This afternoon, SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts to space, the first time astronauts have launched from American soil since 2011. The launch was also the first time a private company has sent astronauts into orbit.

Here was the launch of the SpaceX rocket – Falcon 9 – which took place today at 3:22 p.m. ET:

After launching from Kennedy Space Center’s historic launch pad 39A, NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are now on their Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.

“Today was just an amazing day,” said NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine after the launch. “I can breathe a sigh of relief but I can also tell you that I’m not going to celebrate until Bob and Doug are home safely.”

This was the second attempt to launch, with the first attempt originally scheduled for Wednesday being scrubbed due to weather conditions.

You can watch the live webcast of the flight right here:

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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9 Comments for LOOK: SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into space for first time since 2011, makes history

  1. TMac1980
    5:28 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

    Great stuff. Obama ruined the space program. Trump brought it back in under 4 years. Incredible.

    • nocode96
      6:23 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

      lol, you know spaceX isn’t ran by the government right?

    • J. Did
      6:53 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

      Low T…..SpaceX is Elon Musk…he loves government money.

      He loved every president.

      Because they supplied money: For PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla…

      What have you contributed….with government money?

    • Skooms
      7:34 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

      Laziness. That must be your problem TMac because just a 30 second Google search would have provided you CORRECT information. That way you don’t have to be the village idiot anymore! Wouldn’t that be awesome??

    • chris43
      7:35 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

      Just to think I’m a Trump guy and failed to realize that he owned SPACEX or that it is a government program.

  2. pillsboy
    6:41 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

    Y’all better wake up NASA and Musk are all frauds it’s CGI! Critical thinking! Video feed cut them wala rockets landed! BS! There is YouTube showing that car he supposedly put inspace is in a studio! WAke up!

    • Bluehender
      8:29 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

      You might wanna back off the liquor a little

  3. pillsboy
    6:42 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

    Stop being sheep question everything! Big changes coming! Q

  4. J. Did
    7:04 pm May 30, 2020 Permalink

    pillsboy – you had best critically think how you will pass that obligatory Felonious urine test you have on Monday morning.