SpaceX launches ‘Crew 4’ astronauts on flight to space station

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By Joe Skipper and Steve Gorman CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) -Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four more astronauts to orbit on Wednesday, en route to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA, including a medical doctor turned spacewalker and a geologist specializing in Martian landslides. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon capsule dubbed Freedom, lifted off with its crew of four at 3:52 a.m. EDT (0752 GMT) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. If all goes to plan, the three U.S. astronauts and…

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