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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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