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SpaceX's New Launch by Bora Baykal

Updated: Aug 16

SpaceX launched its newest trip to orbit on May 30. This launch is considered very significant because by this launch, new steps have been taken in the time of space travel.

Normally the launch was scheduled for 27th May 2020, however, it was canceled due to bad weather conditions. Therefore, the launch was postponed to May 30. The launch was successfully completed and followed by millions of people by watching the live broadcasts on several social media platforms.

This launch was the first one that NASA has cooperated with a private company. Moreover, SpaceX became the first private company that launched astronauts in space. Due to the fact that NASA retired its Space Shuttle program in 2011, SpaceX and NASA worked on this new launch together and they will be working together on some new projects.

Two astronauts in the spacecraft, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, successfully reached to the space station and met with the other astronauts who were on a different mission for a while. The Dragon Crew will stay about 110 days in space, however, no information is known about when the two astronauts will come back to Earth.