16 • Aug 2 - 4, 2020 NATIONAL Comments? Questions? Call the Branson Globe at 417-334-9100 • ASTRONAUTS Continued from page 14 came a prize for the company that launched astronauts first. Elon Musk’s SpaceX easily beat Boeing, which isn’t expected to launch its first crew until next year and will land in the U.S. Southwest. The flag has one more flight after this one: to the moon on NASA’s Artemis program in the next few years. bransonglobe.com “We’re a little sad to see them go,” Cassidy said, “but very excited for what it means to our international space program to add this capability” of commercial crew capsules. The next SpaceX crew flight is targeted for the end of September. Hurley and Behnken also are bringing back a sparkly blue and purple dinosaur named Tremor. Their young sons chose the toy to accompany their fathers on the historic mission. From left, front, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley during an interview on the International Space Station. (NASA via AP)

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