SpaceX Launches Astronauts to International Space Station From Cape Canaveral

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company launched the spacecraft Resilience from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on November 15, destined for the International Space Station.

Vanessa Nogueira captured this video while watching the launch at Cape Canaveral, home of Kennedy Space Center. She told Storyful that she had been living in Florida for 20 years but this was her first time viewing a launch and was there “simply to witness history.”

This launch comes days after the Crew Dragon craft, named Resilience, became the first privately owned and operated spacecraft to be certified by NASA for human spaceflight.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was unable to attend the launch in person, due to a recent COVID-19 diagnosis. Credit: Vanessa Nogueira via Storyful