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SpaceX has successfully launched the Crew Dragon, and it is currently on the way to the International Space Station. Elon Musk says that they might fly people aboard it by summer if things go according to plan.

On Saturday, the Crew Dragon capsule was launched for the first time. It lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center, sitting atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket. The Crew Dragon is made to carry humans, but for the test launch, it only carried a sensor-equipped dummy called Ripley, named in honor of the Alien movies.

The capsule is expected to reach the International Space Station and dock with it autonomously for the first time. It is scheduled to return back to earth on March 8 when it will splash down off the coast of Florida.

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