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In photos: SpaceX's Crew Dragon launch

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, November 15.

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Updated 9:31 AM ET, Mon November 16, 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifts off from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sunday, November 15.

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SpaceX launched four astronauts toward the International Space Station on November 15.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi are riding aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

This is SpaceX's second launch with humans aboard. The first Crew Dragon to launch humans, which was still considered a test mission, took off in May earlier this year.

The team will spend about six months in space before returning to Earth.

Glover, Hopkins, Walker and Noguchi wave as they leave the Operations and Checkout Building.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.

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People watch the Crew Dragon launch in Tokyo on November 16.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft lifts off to the International Space Station.

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket is seen over University of Central Florida's Bounce House-FBC Mortgage Field on November 15 in Orlando, Florida.

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A NASA control room is seen during launch.

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Noguchi sticks his arm out the window while riding to Launch Pad 39A for liftoff.

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Hopkins says goodbye to a family member before heading to the launch complex.

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Noguchi prepares to depart the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building with his fellow crewmates to board the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are seen on the launch pad on the morning of November 15.

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Glover places a Crew-1 mission sticker above the doorway to crew quarters at the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building as his fellow crewmates look on, November 12 at Kennedy Space Center.

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Norm Knight, deputy director of Flight Operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center, watches a monitor during a launch dress rehearsal on November 12.

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are seen on Launch Complex 39A before being raised into a vertical position on November 9 at Kennedy Space Center.

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The crew of the SpaceX Crew-1 mission pose for a photo with a SpaceX employee on November 8 at Kennedy Space Center.

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This undated photo released by SpaceX in September shows Walker, Glover, Hopkins and Noguchi inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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