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NASA will use SpaceX to get astronauts to the ISS starting in 2017

Starting in 2017, NASA will use Elon Musk's SpaceX to get astronauts to and from the International Space Station
By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Nov 21, 2015 8:29 am

NASA has announced that it has ordered a crew rotation mission for the ISS from SpaceX, which will start in 2017. As it stands, astronauts leave from Russia in order to get to the International Space Station.

 

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This has become NASA's Commercial Crew Program's second mission, with the first being awarded to Boeing earlier this year. NASA has said it is looking forward to working with SpaceX, adding that commercial launches will reduce the costs of getting astronauts and supplies to and from the ISS.

NEWS SOURCES:Engadget.com

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