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Bob Behnken: US Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office
Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken is a NASA astronaut, engineer, and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in mechanical engineering and the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force, where he served before joining NASA in 2000. He flew aboard Space Shuttle missions STS-123 (2008) and STS-130 (2010) as a mission specialist, accumulating over 708 hours in space, including 37 hours of spacewalk time. He is married to fellow astronaut K. Megan McArthur.

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NASA astronauts describe 'smooth' docking after SpaceX launch [Video]

NASA astronauts describe 'smooth' docking after SpaceX launch

"We didn't feel the docking. It was just so smooth...in Shuttle, you felt a little bit of a jolt," NASA astronaut Doug Hurley said on Monday after arriving at the International Space Station in..

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“Like Apollo 13” Nasa's Crew Dragon reflect on returning to the International Space Station [Video]

“Like Apollo 13” Nasa's Crew Dragon reflect on returning to the International Space Station

Credit: Nasa History was made on Saturday, as Nasa launched two astronauts from US soil into space for the first time in nine years, while SpaceX became the first private company to send humans into..

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NASA crew climb aboard ISS, after a 'slick' space flight [Video]

NASA crew climb aboard ISS, after a 'slick' space flight

Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first U.S...

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Astronauts dock at International Space Station in world first [Video]

Astronauts dock at International Space Station in world first

US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have made history docking with the International Space Station in the first manned mission by a commercial company. Their capsule was supplied and operated by..

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Historic SpaceX launch sends NASA astronauts into space [Video]

Historic SpaceX launch sends NASA astronauts into space

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans toward orbit from Florida on Saturday in a mission that marks the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts..

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Nasa launches US astronauts into space on SpaceX rocket [Video]

Nasa launches US astronauts into space on SpaceX rocket

Nasa has launched two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time in nine years. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are on their way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the Crew..

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Watch: NASA, SpaceX launch American astronauts to Space Station from Kennedy Space Center [Video]

Watch: NASA, SpaceX launch American astronauts to Space Station from Kennedy Space Center

NASA and SpaceX launched astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on a mission to the International Space Station at 3:22 pm Eastern Time. 'Demo -2' launch marks the first flight of NASA crew from..

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NASA, SpaceX try once again to launch American astronauts to Space Station [Video]

NASA, SpaceX try once again to launch American astronauts to Space Station

NASA and SpaceX are scheduled to launch astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken on a mission to the International Space Station at 3:22 pm Eastern Time. 'Demo -2' launch marks the first flight of..

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SpaceX, NASA launch U.S. astronauts into orbit [Video]

SpaceX, NASA launch U.S. astronauts into orbit

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans toward orbit from Florida on Saturday in a mission that marks the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts..

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Historic SpaceX U.S. crew launch scrubbed due to weather [Video]

Historic SpaceX U.S. crew launch scrubbed due to weather

SpaceX, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's private rocket company, was forced by foul weather to scrub a planned launch on Wednesday of two Americans into orbit from Florida, a mission that would be..

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First SpaceX launch delayed because of bad weather [Video]

First SpaceX launch delayed because of bad weather

Nasa has postponed its first launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years due to bad weather. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley were set to travel to the International Space Station (ISS) on a..

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Animation of Nasa SpaceX mission ahead of launch [Video]

Animation of Nasa SpaceX mission ahead of launch

Nasa and SpaceX are on course to make history on Wednesday as they launch two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will journey to the..

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SpaceX’s first manned mission is 'transforming how we do spaceflight' -NASA [Video]

SpaceX’s first manned mission is 'transforming how we do spaceflight' -NASA

Ahead of SpaceX's historic launch of two American astronauts to the International Space Station from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said, "We're transforming how we do..

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Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day [Video]

Astronauts strap into SpaceX capsule before launch day

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken test out the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule ahead of Wednesday's anticipated launch. Gavino Garay has more.

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Astronauts perform 2nd spacewalk to swap batteries

Astronauts are performing their second spacewalk in under a week to replace old batteries outside the International Space Station. Commander Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken ventured out Wednesday to..
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Astronauts speak from International Space Station

Newly arrived NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, joined by astronaut Chris Cassidy, participated in a press conference on the International Space Station Monday. (June 1)  
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ISRO congratulates NASA, SpaceX on historic launch of Dragon spacecraft

Earlier on Sunday, SpaceX announced the successful docking of NASA astronauts Bob Behnken (49) and Doug Hurley (53) with the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronauts welcomed to the space station

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have floated into the International Space Station.
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Dragon capsule crew members enter space station

The two US test pilots onboard the SpaceX Dragon capsule entered the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday. The capsule carrying Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken pulled up to the station hours earlier..
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Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken set foot on the space station

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Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have set foot on the International Space Station (ISS), more than two hours after docking with the orbiting laboratory. The pair had to wait for pressure and..
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SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first..
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SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks at ISS with astronauts

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley docked with the International Space Station on Sunday, a milestone in SpaceX's first mission to fly humans.
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Historic SpaceX Capsule 'Endeavour' Docks at The International Space Station

historic spacex capsule 'endeavour' docks at the international space station
The historic SpaceX capsule has docked at the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon spacecraft..
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NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

nasa astronauts head for iss on historic spacex flight
Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit,..
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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.
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2 U.S. astronauts board SpaceX rocket for historic launch

2 u.s. astronauts board spacex rocket for historic launch
CAPE CANAVERAL — With thunderstorms and the possibility of tornadoes threatening a delay, two NASA astronauts climbed aboard a SpaceX rocket ship Wednesday for liftoff on a history-making flight that..
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How to watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch of NASA astronauts today

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first humans to launch on a commercial spacecraft: How to stream the historic SpaceX launch.
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Meet Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, SpaceX’s First NASA Astronauts

They’re best friends and veterans of the astronaut corps, and each is married to another astronaut.
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New Era of Spaceflight Set to Unleash Wednesday From Florida’s Space Coast

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – A new era of human spaceflight is set to begin as American astronauts once again launch on an American rocket from American soil to the International Space Station as..
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Nasa and SpaceX’s astronaut launch ‘major milestone for global space sector’

nasa and spacex’s astronaut launch ‘major milestone for global space sector’
The joint effort by Nasa and SpaceX to send astronauts into space from the US is “a major milestone” for the global space industry, a leading space expert in the UK has said. Robert Behnken and..
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Stormy weather puts damper on SpaceX's 1st astronaut launch

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CAPE CANAVERAL: Stormy weather is threatening to delay SpaceX's first astronaut launch. A SpaceX rocket is scheduled to blast off Wednesday afternoon from Kennedy Space Center, carrying a Dragon..
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SpaceX ready for defining moment with first humans on rocket

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Elon Musk is about to face his biggest test after almost two decades as a space entrepreneur: launching human beings into orbit. If the weather holds and there are no technical issues, a SpaceX Dragon..
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Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.
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