NASA orders five more astronaut missions from SpaceX

STORY: NASA has ordered five more astronaut missions from SpaceX

with plans to launch to the International Space Station at the end of the decade

The $1.4 billion deal brings the company's total contracted missions to 14

for its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule

The capsule has already flown five crewed missions for NASA

since it was crew-certified in 2020

making SpaceX the first private company to launch humans into orbit