The SpaceX Launch Made History, The Astronauts Are on The Space Station


The SpaceX launch happened Saturday, and the astronauts arrived at the Space Station yesterday morning. It's the first time astronauts have launched from U.S. soil since 2011, and the first time a private company has ever put people in orbit.

NASA posted a pretty cool recap video.

Less than ten minutes after liftoff, the rocket booster landed on a platform in the middle of the ocean.

Roughly five minutes after that, the astronauts hit orbit. It took another 19 hours to reach the Space Station. So they burned ten minutes live streaming themselves showing off the inside of the capsule.

They docked with the Space Station yesterday morning. 

NASA posted footage of them entering through an airlock and hugging the other astronauts on board. They'll be there at least five weeks

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