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Here's What Astronauts Will Do On SpaceX's First Crewed Mission

For the first time since the last shuttle flight, astronauts are going to space on a U.S. rocket. The pilot on that shuttle mission will be aboard.

Here's What Astronauts Will Do On SpaceX's First Crewed Mission

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken showed up in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Wednesday, a week out from becoming the first U.S. astronauts to go to space atop a private U.S. company's rocket. The launch will mark a major shift in the U.S. space industry's public-private partnership, and it will test SpaceX's ability to safely send humans to space and back.