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SpaceX Demo 2 Launch
IMAGE ABOVE: Under the commercial crew vehicle program, NASA returned astronauts to space from American soil aboard the Dragon, a crewed spacecraft designed and built by SpaceX. This flight of Crew Dragon Demo 2 successfully brought two American astronauts to the International Space Station in May 2020.
In 2020, America was still developing a new crewed launch capabilities, but returned to orbit using a privately built spacecraft—starting with SpaceX reusable Dragon.
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