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    The flight of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, an effort to restore the U.S.’s ability to send astronauts into orbit for the first time since the space shuttle program was ended in 2011. Since then, NASA has had to buy seats on Russia’s Soyuz rockets to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.

    The space agency chose SpaceX and Boeing Co. as the contractors for Commercial Crew. An unmanned Boeing test flight in December had a malfunction, delaying the aerospace giant’s efforts to launch its first mission with people.

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