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Tech's 2020: SpaceX Ushers In New Era of Space Travel

Elon Musk's space endeavor had a pretty good year, becoming the first private company to ferry NASA astronauts into space, not once but twice from U.S. soil. The move ushers in the era of commercialized space travel. Read about the historic journey, the astronauts, SpaceX's Crew Dragon craft and more.

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    What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon?

    What is the SpaceX Crew Dragon?

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    BBC News - By Paul Rincon

    Elon Musk's SpaceX has built the Crew Dragon primarily to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. It was developed as part of Nasa's plan to hand over space station flights to American companies, after years of relying on Russian launches. Here's our guide to the vehicle. Elon Musk says …

    How SpaceX became NASA's go-to ride into orbit

    How SpaceX became NASA's go-to ride into orbit

    An early gamble from NASA and SpaceX's willingness to push the envelope have produced the first human-rated commercial spacecraft. On November 14, aerospace company SpaceX is slated to launch humans on the first operational mission to the International Space Station, ending nine years of NASA’s …

    Meet the first NASA astronauts SpaceX will launch to orbit

    Meet the first NASA astronauts SpaceX will launch to orbit

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    The Verge

    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are about to star in the biggest spaceflight event of the decade: launching on the inaugural flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. For years, they’ve anticipated this moment, picturing throngs of people lined up on Florida’s beaches to watch them …

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