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The SpaceX spacecraft took off for the International Space Station

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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon capsule with four astronauts inside took off successfully this Sunday towards the International Space Station (ISS) from the Kenndy Space Center, in Florida (USA), and at the scheduled time (0.27 GMT on Monday), a milestone for the POT and the private company Spacex for your future space missions.

The capsule, christened Resilience for this mission and must arrive at the ISS shortly before midnight on MondayIt is the first manned mission that is operated by the company of Elon Musk and the US aerospace agency that leaves from US soil.

The mission should have been postponed one day, it was scheduled for Saturday, due to the bad weather caused by tropical storm Eta, which on Thursday crossed the entire northern part of Florida and continued its journey in Atlantic waters after leaving strong floods in this state. .

According to the directors of the mission, the meteorological conditions did not offer guarantees so that the platform that should receive the Falcon 9 rocket would reach its position in the Atlantic Ocean.

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