Los Angeles Based company SpaceX successfully launched its very first astronaut carrying rocket to the ISS (International Space Station) from US Soil (Florida Kennedy Space Center) on Saturday May 30th, 2020:
"I think this is something that's particularly important in the United States but appeals to everyone throughout the world who has within them the spirit of exploration...This is something that I think humanity should be excited about proud of occurring on this day (sic)." -Elon Musk
Who's Driving This Rocket?
Meet Two of a Kind:
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Robert Behnken
Both men are military test pilots, and engineers.
Both graduated from the same NASA Class of 2000.
Both married fellow astronauts!
Both have one son each.
Both have flown to space twice already on previous missions.