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NASA astronaut Doug Hurley says the Dragon spacecraft’s first manual flight control test went well yesterday. WATCH MORE:

Read our story recapping Saturday’s historic launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship, the first privately-owned craft to carry astronauts into Earth orbit:

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SpaceX mission control has played “Planet Caravan” by Black Sabbath for the Dragon astronauts, continuing a tradition of crew wakeup music that dates back to the Gemini program. Continuing mission coverage:

The Dragon crew is expected to downlink live video from inside the spacecraft momentarily. WATCH LIVE:

Dragon astronaut Bob Behnken shares some of the feelings of launch aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, and a stowaway “Tremor” dinosaur toy makes an appearance inside the spacecraft.

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This spectacular series of photos shows the Crew Dragon abort and the expected explosion of the Falcon 9 rocket during today’s launch escape test over Florida’s Space Coast (?: Katie Darby).

A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship violently exploded in South Texas moments after a test-firing of its Raptor engine Friday, dealing a setback to the company’s next-generation reusable rocket program (📷: @SpacePadreIsle ). READ MORE:

#Antares explodes moments after launch!

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This is the moment today's Soyuz launch to the space station appeared to go wrong and the last video from inside the capsule. The crew are reported safe on the ground after an emergency landing. Updates:

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