4 SpaceX astronauts launch for ISS in historic mission

The Sunday launch marks the first time in history that NASA has used a private company to carry astronauts into space. The rocket was built by SpaceX, the company started by Elon Musk.
1:38 | 11/17/20

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Transcript for 4 SpaceX astronauts launch for ISS in historic mission
Finally tonight here, I was watching this moment live on my laptop last night, and more history tonight. Tonight, that team of four astronauts, three Americans and one Japanese, almost to the international space station. Three, two, one, zero. Ignition. Liftoff. Blasting off from the Kennedy space center less than 24 hours ago. Now on their way to the international space station. The first time in history nasa has used a private company to carry astronauts into space. We remember six years ago, our made in America trip to spacex. This right here? This is the dragon capsule. Late today -- W onboard crew dragon resilience. Mike Hopkins, the crew commander, and the team giving everyone back home a tour of resilience. Victor glover, soon to be the first black as naught to live long-term at the space station, at the hatch. We will leave and go into ISS through the forward hatch, which is up here. Shandon walker showing up back home how they drink water. Gently rotate to get the water up near the top. And astronaut saguchi, showing storage under the seat. It holds ice cream -- no, no, science material. Science material for the ISS. Set to make history again tonight as they dock with the international space station in just a few hours. We're about 21 hours into a six-month mission and so we are -- we are very excited. Bye, everyone. We are cheering them on. Good night.

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