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Docking with ISS: The Nasa-SpaceX crew mission that ends US' launch drought

Here is a rundown of how NASA is resuming space missions from US soil. Two astronauts will take off next Wednesday atop the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, bound for the International Space Station (ISS)

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NASA is resuming launches from US soil in partnership with SpaceX. The two astronauts in training. (Source: SpaceX)

Shibu Tripathi New Delhi
Nine years after the suspension of shuttle missions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) is now on the cusp of ending its launch drought. The agency is set to blast off two astronauts on a SpaceX flight into orbit. This will be the first instance of the space agency collaborating with a private player on a mission involving astronauts.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida awaiting their launch, scheduled on May 27. Before leaving for Florida, Hurley said: “It's an incredible time for Nasa and the space programme as it again launches

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First Published: May 23 2020 | 3:24 PM IST

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