NASA has certified Elon Musk's SpaceX to carry astronauts, ending its reliance on Russia

NASA announced late Tuesday that it had certified SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to carry U.S. astronauts to and from orbit, the first new craft to be certified by the agency "since the space shuttle nearly 40 years ago."

NASA has certified Elon Musk's SpaceX to carry astronauts,
ending its reliance on Russia
NASA announced late Tuesday that it had certified SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket to carry U.S. astronauts to and from orbit, the first new craft to be certified by the agency "since the space shuttle nearly 40 years ago."