The date’s set for SpaceX’s first crewed flight

NASA astronauts
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley run through a simulation of launch and docking in preparation for their flight to the International Space Station on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship. (SpaceX Photo)

NASA and SpaceX have set a date for the first crewed space mission to be launched into orbit from U.S. soil since the space shuttle fleet’s retirement nearly nine years ago.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributor to GeekWire and Universe Today, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," past president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.

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