American company SpaceX launched using the Falcon 9 rocket, the spacecraft Crew Dragon with astronauts on Board. This is the first manned flight of a private spacecraft in history and the first American manned flight since 2011, when the last time NASA launched into space the Space Shuttle. The ship is scheduled to dock with the ISS in 19 hours. Stream launch took place on the YouTube channel SpaceX.
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12 minutes after launch, the spacecraft has successfully reached orbit and separated from the second stage of the rocket. The first stage made a successful landing on a platform in the ocean.