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SpaceX's astronaut missions for NASA: Live updates

Since its first crewed flight in 2020, SpaceX has continued to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and return them home to Earth as part of a partnership with NASA. 

In 2011, NASA contracted both SpaceX and Boeing to build vehicles to ferry astronauts to the orbiting space station and back. On May 30, 2020, SpaceX launched the test flight of its first crewed mission, called Demo-2, which sent a pair of NASA astronauts to the station aboard the company's Crew Dragon vehicle atop a Falcon 9 rocket. 

Following the successful crewed test flight, SpaceX has sent numerous fully-crewed, operational missions to the space station. The first of these fully-fledged missions was Crew-1 launched in Nov. 2020 followed by Crew-2 in April, 2021, Crew-3 in Nov. 2021 and Crew-4  in April, 2022. 

Here, Space.com will share the latest updates on SpaceX's crewed missions. 

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Chelsea Gohd
Chelsea Gohd

Chelsea “Foxanne” Gohd joined Space.com in 2018 and is now a Senior Writer, writing about everything from climate change to planetary science and human spaceflight in both articles and on-camera in videos. With a degree in Public Health and biological sciences, Chelsea has written and worked for institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, Scientific American, Discover Magazine Blog, Astronomy Magazine and Live Science. When not writing, editing or filming something space-y, Chelsea "Foxanne" Gohd is writing music and performing as Foxanne, even launching a song to space in 2021 with Inspiration4. You can follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd and @foxannemusic.