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SpaceX and NASA launch new crew to space station

Four astronauts rocketed into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule late Wednesday, kicking off a 22-hour rendezvous with the International Space Station. Strapped into the Crew Dragon "Endurance," commander Raja Chari, co-pilot Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer blasted off from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:03 p.m. ET, climbing away atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a previously flown first stage.

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