Watch live as SpaceX launches Crew-2 mission to ISS

SpaceX's Crew Dragon launching to the International Space Station with four astronauts.

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Gideon Cerd
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NASA and Space X are launching the second crewed mission to the International Space Station(ISS) via a Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket. This is the first time SpaceX will be launching astronauts on a previously used Dragon spacecraft and a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. A historic moment.

Falcon and Dragon ready to go.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly aboard the Dragon spacecraft during the Crew-2 mission. As with previous crewed SpaceX launches, the astronauts will be taken to the launch pad by the Tesla Model X. Two of them. We've truly come a long way from the Apollo-era white vans.

Goofy astronauts.
Crew-2 mission patch. Take that Apollo 11!

After launch, Falcon 9 rocket will perform its now routine - but still very exciting - landing on drone ship 'Of Course I Still Love You.' The Crew Dragon spacecraft will stay at the ISS for approximately six months.

Image courtesy of SpaceX.

Wondering when regular Joes like me will be able to fly in this gorgeous spacecraft...

Watch the launch live here:

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