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SpaceX’s first crewed mission is headed back to Earth. Here’s every step that must go perfectly for 2 NASA astronauts to come home safely.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley practicing a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 19.
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley practicing a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 19.

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Two NASA astronauts are currently orbiting Earth in a SpaceX spaceship and about to embark on a fiery fall through the atmosphere, into the ocean.

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley became the first people to fly SpaceX’s brand-new spaceship, the Crew Dragon, on May 30. It was the first crewed launch from American soil since July 2011 and the first-ever launch of a commercial spacecraft with humans inside. The ship docked to the International Space Station

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NASA calculated how risky SpaceX’s first launch of humans could be, and the astronauts flying the space mission say they’re ‘really comfortable’ with those odds

The NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley during a dress rehearsal on Saturday ahead of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.
The NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley during a dress rehearsal on Saturday ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station.

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  • SpaceX is preparing to fly its first humans to orbit aboard a new Crew Dragon spaceship.

  • The Demo-2 mission, as it’s called, is a high-stakes test flight of the astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station.

  • The mission on Friday passed a critical NASA safety review, teeing up the astronauts to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 4:33 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

  • NASA told Business Insider it estimated

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