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SpaceX Dragon launches "One Heck Of A Ride" in a milestone mission

Changing the space industry to the next level, SpaceX launched four astronauts in the newly designed Crew Dragon Capsule to International Space Station on Sunday. This is NASA'S first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard privately owned spacecraft. Meanwhile, ISRO PSLV-C49 Carrying Radar Imaging Satellite to Launch last week.

“That was one heck of a ride,” astronaut Mike Hopkins said from Crew Dragon to SpaceX mission control about an hour after liftoff. “There was a lot of smiles.”, The crew consisting of three Americans and one Japanese is the second crew to be launched by Space X. The newly elected President congratulated the launch through his tweet “a testament to the power of science.”

The launch marks a new era in the spacecraft industry, as private companies pursue its goal of providing space tourism to people. The crew dragon, called Resilience is due to reach the space station late Monday.