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Meet the diverse astronauts of SpaceX

CNN's Rachel Crane talks with astronauts Victor Glover and Shannon Walker. They'll be flying on NASA's Crew-1 mission, the next manned flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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Here's how astronauts vote from space

Millions of Americans will vote by mail or in person for the next president of the US. At least one vote will be cast some 200 miles above the Earth.

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SpaceX is now a $46 billion 'unicorn'

SpaceX, the Elon Musk-led company that recently became the first business in history to send astronauts into Earth's orbit, is parlaying its successes into big money.

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How SpaceX and NASA overcame a bitter clash to bring back astronaut launches

In May, millions of Americans watched as Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, two veteran NASA astronauts, strapped into a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and took a 17,000 mile per hour ride to the International Space Station. It was the first time NASA astronauts launched from US soil since 2011 — and the first time in history that a privately owned vehicle carried humans into Earth's orbit.

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Aviation expert explains benefits of SpaceX water landing

The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off of Pensacola Beach, Florida, after returning from the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard in a joint operation between SpaceX and NASA.

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SpaceX set to bring NASA astronauts home

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the first-ever astronauts to travel into orbit aboard a commercially developed spacecraft, are aiming to return to Earth this weekend — if an incoming hurricane doesn't delay those plans.

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NASA assigns four astronauts to 2021 SpaceX mission

NASA and its international partners named four astronauts to crew a SpaceX mission to the International Space Station in spring 2021 — beefing up staffing on board the orbiting laboratory.

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Go inside Virgin Galactic's spaceship for tourists

See the newly unveiled interior of Virgin Galactic's spaceship that will fly tourists to space for about $250,000 a ticket. CNN Business' Rachel Crane talks to CEO Michael Colglazier and Chief Space Officer George Whitesides about the challenge of designing a cabin for first-time astronauts.

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NASA astronauts prepare for two spacewalks

Early Friday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken will conduct a nearly seven-hour spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station's power channels.

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Corporations take to the skies

In a historic first, SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday. This signals a new paradigm for the US space program and perhaps forecasts even bigger changes for international cooperation in space.

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