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NASA, SpaceX launch ‘Crew 3’ astronauts on flight to space station

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By Joe Skipper and Steve Gorman CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA and SpaceX, the private rocket company of Elon Musk, launched four more astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station late on Wednesday, including a veteran spacewalker and two younger crewmates chosen to join NASA’s forthcoming lunar missions. The SpaceX-built launch vehicle, consisting of a Crew Dragon capsule perched atop a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket, climbed into the night sky from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as its nine Merlin engines roared to life at about 9 p.m. (0200 GMT Thursday). Liftoff of …

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