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Astronauts flying reused SpaceX rocket, capsule for 1st time

Added 04-20-21 02:03:02pm EST - “For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew.” - Washingtontimes.com

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - For the first time, NASA is putting its trust in a recycled SpaceX rocket and capsule for a crew.

Astronaut Megan McArthur takes special pleasure in the reused spacecraft set to soar Thursday morning. In “a fun twist,” she’ll sit in the same seat in the same capsule as her husband, Bob Behnken, did last spring for a test flight to the International Space Station.

“It’s kind of a fun thing that we can share. I can see him and say, ‘Hey, can you hand over the keys. I’m ready now to go,’ “ she said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.

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