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SpaceX launch: All you need to know about NASA’s plan to involve private players in space exploration

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SpaceX launch: All you need to know about NASA’s plan to involve private players in space exploration

SpaceX on Sunday (early morning India time) launched four astronauts to the international space station (ISS) on the first full-fledged taxi flight for American space agency the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) by a private company.The Falcon9 rocket took off from Kennedy Space Centre with three Americans and one Japanese, the second crew to be launched by SpaceX. The Dragon capsule on top, named Resilience by the crew in light of this year’s many challenges, most notably Covid-19, was due to reach the space station late Monday and remain there until spring.

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