SpaceX launches US, Russia, UAE astronauts to space station

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has launched four astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA, including the first person from the Arab world to go for an extended monthslong stay. The Falcon rocket bolted from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida shortly after midnight on Thursday, illuminating the night sky as it headed up the East Coast. The trip to the International Space Station (ISS), a laboratory orbiting some 420km (250 miles) above Earth, was expected to take nearly 25 hours, with rendezvous planned for about 06:15 GMT on Friday. Al Jazeera’s Colin Baker reports. Subscribe to our channel: Follow us on Twitter Find us on Facebook Check our website: Check out our Instagram page: #SpaceX #ISS #NASA #KennedySpaceCenter #Falcon9
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