NASA and SpaceX Set To Make History With Launch

Five days from now, NASA and SpaceX will be launching astronauts from the U.S. for the first time since 2011. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will fly two astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, to the International Space Station. It will be the first crewed launch for Elon Musk's space company SpaceX and the first time ever NASA has launched astronauts in a commercially built craft. Astronaut Garrett Reisman, professor of astronautical engineering at USC & senior advisor at SpaceX, explains the significance of a successful mission and how much pressure Elon Musk is under to get this right on the first try.
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