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NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

May 31, 2020 - 8:54 AM

(UPDATED) Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley name the Crew Dragon capsule 'Endeavor' after the retired space shuttle on which they both flew

BLAST OFF. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

SpaceX ready to launch astronauts into space for the first time

May 24, 2020 - 11:39 AM

Veteran space travelers Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to crew the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station

SPACE RACE. This handout photo released by NASA shows NASA astronauts Robert Behnken (L) and Douglas Hurley (R) are seen on a monitor showing the crew access arm at Launch Complex 39A during a dress rehearsal in preparation for the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft on NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission on May 23, 2020. Photo by NASA/Joel Kowsky/NASA/AFP

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

May 23, 2020 - 4:47 PM

US astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have been in strict quarantine since May 13 because of the pandemic, but they say their actual isolation began as far back as mid-March

In this image released by Space X, the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket are pictured at Launch Complex 39A on May 21, 2020, as preparations continue for the Demo-2 mission at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon will take off from Kennedy on May 27 with help from SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and dock at the ISS. SPACEX / AFP