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The first stage successfully separated from the launched to the ISS with the Falcon 9 rocket

The first stage successfully separated from the Falcon 9 rocket, which was launched to the ISS with two astronauts on Board the spacecraft Crew Dragon, the launch is broadcast on the website of the company SpaceX.

This is the first manned flight of the USA since 2011 and the first space flight by a private company with people on Board. The mission has a great importance for the future of manned space flight and NASA's strategy for cooperation with private companies.

Aboard the Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The ship has to dock to the ISS on Sunday. Date of return of astronauts to Earth is not yet defined.

NASA is working in human spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing, each of which was built and tested unmanned private spacecraft. A successful manned mission SpaceX will allow her to escape far ahead in the race against Boeing.