America is back in Space! Elon Musk’s space travel company, SpaceX, accomplished a monumental feat yesterday when they sent a rocket with two astronauts on it to the International Space Station. It is the first time the United States sent a manned mission to space in 9 years, since President Obama ended the Space Shuttle Program in 2011. This was the first time a Private Space Company successfully got America into space. The Falcon 9 Rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, yesterday at around 3:30 PM on Pad 39A, the same pad used to launch the Apollo 11 Mission, America’s first successful manned mission to the moon. President Trump was in good spirits and very excited about the Falcon 9 launch, and many scientists, astronauts, and others were as well.
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