Astronauts return to space from U.S. soil(50 images)

SpaceX's first mission with astronauts on board launched at 3:22 p.m. EDT on May 30, 2020, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This was the first crewed launch from U.S. soil since the space shuttle era ended in 2011. The launch was initially scheduled to take place May 27, but was scrubbed minutes before liftoff due to bad weather.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off seconds after 3:22 p.m. with the first manned Crew Dragon spacecraft from Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 30, 2020. The mission, classified as Crew Demo 2, is flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken and is the first manned mission from the United States in more than nine years.Photo by Joe Marino/UPI | License Photo
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