NewsBrief summary of the latest science news from Reuters

Brief summary of the latest science news from Reuters


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An all-private crew lifts off on a historic mission to the International Space Station.

NASA and industry leaders hailed Friday’s SpaceX rocket launch as a major milestone in the commercialization of spaceflight as the first all-private astronaut team ever launched to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, launched the Houston-based startup Axiom Space Inc’s four-man team at 11:17am EDT (1517 GMT) for its historic first spaceflight and orbital science mission.

The space station’s first all-private astronaut team was welcomed aboard the orbiting platform.

On Saturday, NASA welcomed the first all-private team of astronauts ever launched into the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday, as they began a weeklong science mission hailed as an important step in commercial spaceflight history.

Houston-based startup company Axiom Space Inc.’s four-man team took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, riding atop the SpaceX-launched Falcon 9 rocket. Their arrival came about 21 hours later.

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