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Saudi astronauts, including nation’s 1st woman, catch a SpaceX flight to space station

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon capsule and a crew of four private astronauts lifts off from pad 39A, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia’s first astronauts in decades rocketed toward the International Space Station on a chartered multimillion-dollar flight. The crew will spend just over a week there before returning home.

(Image credit: John Raoux/AP)

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