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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts on its first commercial crew flight for NASA

SpaceX carried four astronauts to orbit on Sunday night, overcoming iffy weather and brief delays with the inner seal of a spacecraft hatch. After a trip of some 27.5 hours in orbit, the astronauts will dock with the International Space Station and begin a six month stay. At 7:27 p.m. Eastern time, the nine engines of the private company’s Falcon 9 rocket roared to life and brightened the night sky as the rocket arced over the Atlantic Ocean.

News source ~ NY Times