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NASA, SpaceX pick May 27 to resume astronaut launches in US

 

April 17, 2020



CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX have picked May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the U.S. after nine years of complete Russian dependence.

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the launch date Friday. Astronauts haven't launched into orbit from the U.S. since NASA's last space shuttle flight in 2011. SpaceX aims to end the drought by sending two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station.

"On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!" Bridenstine tweeted.

Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will...



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