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Elon Musk's SpaceX launches crewed mission to ISS

SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts into space onboard a recycled rocket.

The Crew-2 mission is the third time that Elon Musk’s rocket company has sent Nasa’s astronauts into space.

The four astronauts – from three different countries – will now travel to the International Space Station to begin a six month stay.

It is the first time that a recycled rocket has ever been used from a previous spaceflight, with the Falcon 9 having made the same flight in November on SpaceX’s second astronaut flight.

The Dragon Capsule that housed the astronauts was also recycled, from the first ever crewed mission in May.

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