Historic launch today: Space X sends two NASA astronauts to ISS
This is the first time a private company launches a manned flight to the International Space Station
All eyes are on the Kennedy Space Center in Florida as SpaceX prepares to a historic launch. A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket is set to send two NASA astronauts into eorbit -- a first for a private company. CBS News' Mark Strassmann joins CBSN to explain the significance of the mission. NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched a rocket carrying astronauts to ISS, the first ever commercial mission to do so. A new era of space travel has begun after the first privately-owned rocket sent two NASA astronauts into orbit.
The SpaceX aircraft successfully launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida. It was the US's first manned space flight in almost 10 years.
Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Florida, US. Two NASA astronauts on Saturday launched off on a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.
It is the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.
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