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SpaceX, NASA Launch 4 Astronauts To International Space Station

NASA astronauts, from left, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi leave the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to launch pad 39A for the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (John Raoux/AP)
NASA astronauts, from left, Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi leave the Operations and Checkout Building on their way to launch pad 39A for the SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (John Raoux/AP)

The private company SpaceX launched its first manned mission to the International Space Station on Sunday, in partnership with NASA. Four astronauts, including the first Black crew member on the station, are expected to stay until spring.

Brendan Byrne, reporter for WMFE out of Miami, Florida, joins us with the latest.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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