NASA and SpaceX rocket blasts off into orbit with two astronauts

A rocket ship designed and built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has lifted off with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight to the International Space Station. The mission was supposed to be launched on May 27 but it was delayed due to adverse weather conditions at the last minute. 

The spacecraft took off Saturday afternoon (1.50 am Sunday in India) from the same launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, that was used during the Apollo missions to the moon a half-century ago. The flight ushers in a new era in commercial space travel and marks the first time NASA has launched astronauts from U.S. soil in nearly a decade.