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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘And liftoff’: NASA-SpaceX mission blasts into space, and history” – below is their description.
The SpaceX mission is hurtling at speeds up to 28,000 km/h in direction of the International Space Station, following its successful launch from from Cape Canaveral in Florida on Friday morning. SpaceX’s international crew includes astronauts from the United States, Japan and France. Frenchman Thomas Pesquet will become the first European to command the ISS during a portion of the six-month mission, orbiting 400km above the Earth’s surface.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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