SpaceX NASA astronaut: Successful mission can show country what’s possible
NASA astronaut: SpaceX launch is ‘renaissance of commercial space travel’
NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock argues NASA working with SpaceX is a ‘great partnership.’
NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said he hopes the successful arrival of the SpaceX Dragon capsule at the International Space Station on Sunday encourages the nation.
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MEET NASA SPACEX ASTRONAUTS BOB BEHNKEN AND DOUG HURLEY
"Take a message from NASA in that anything is possible," Hurley said during astronauts' first press conference since the arrival. "We had a really rough couple of months and just to be able to show the country what the agency's made of, what the commercial crew did, what SpaceX did, I hope they take some pride, a sense of accomplishment seeing that."
Hurley and fellow NASA astronaut Bob Behnken left Earth on Saturday on board a rocket ship built by the space company founded by billionaire Elon Musk.
It was the first time a privately built and owned spacecraft carried astronauts to the orbiting lab in its nearly 20 years. NASA considers this the opening volley in a business revolution encircling Earth and eventually stretching to the moon and Mars.