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Monday, Nov 30, 2020

SpaceX and NASA launch first taxi flight by a private company

Four astronauts have been sent to the International Space Station, in SpaceX’s second crewed launch, and NASA’s first fully-fledged taxi flight by a private company.

As Andrea Nierhoff reports, the crew named their capsule “Resilience” in a nod not just to the pandemic, but also ongoing political divides.




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