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NASA Astronauts Successfully Reach The International Space Station For The First Time In 9 Years

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

There’s been so much going on in the news that you may have forgotten about the SpaceX launch. The company was founded back in 2002 and is located in Hawthorne, California.

This past week, the company launched two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station, and it was quite a treat.

SpaceX used its Falcon 9 rocket to send these astronauts to the station. The reusable Falcon 9 booster rocket reportedly returned to earth and touched down on its landing pad just brief minutes after sending these astronauts up to space, proving that the company has created quite an incredible system for space travel.

The Falcon 9 isn’t the only rocket used by SpaceX. It also has one called Dragon.

This capsule has been designed to fit up to seven people and has also been designed to load with cargo to send to space. So far it’s had 22 launches, according to the SpaceX website.

For everyone who’s ever wanted to become an astronaut before, SpaceX has seemingly made the goal just a little bit easier. The company may be known best for its CEO, Elon Musk — who knows far more about space than baby names. The 48-year-old technology entrepreneur always had a goal to make space travel more efficient and less costly. So this launch was very important for the future. It may not happen, but he’s also dreamed of making space travel a possibility for everyone — not just designated astronauts. So who knows? Maybe you’ll be on board one of the next flights.

Watch the video to check out the launch and see what it looks like inside the International Space Station.

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