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NASA announces first SpaceX crewed flight for May 27

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 29, 2014, SpaceX’s new seven-seat Dragon V2 spacecraft is seen at a press conference to unveil the new spaceship, in Hawthorne, California. – NASA announced on on April 17, 2020, that a SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the International Space Station in May, the first manned US spaceflight in nearly a decade. “On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)

NASA announced on Friday that a SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the International Space Station on May 27, the first crewed spaceflight from the US in nearly a decade.

“On May 27, @NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil!” NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet.

The astronauts will be sent to the ISS on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will be launched to the ISS aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft.

They will lift off at 4:32 pm (2032 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said.

Since July 2011, the United States has relied on Russian Soyuz rockets to send US astronauts to the ISS.

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