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The next big leap

Curved bright streak of a rocket launch, with a palm tree in front.
View at EarthSky Community Photos. | EarthSky community member Michael Holland captured this photo of the SpaceX launch. The capsule was uncrewed and only a demonstration … but it’s also the 1st commercially-built and operated American spacecraft designed for humans to dock at the International Space Station. It took off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida just before 3 a.m. EST on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Bottom line: Successful test launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, designed to eventually carry humans to the ISS.

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March 2, 2019
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