By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4) – Two Colorado astronauts are on their way to the International Space Station. The crew blasted off in a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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The team includes Jessica Watkins, the first Black woman to spend six months on the International Space Station. She’s part of NASA’s CREW-4 mission, and Kjell Lindgren, who studied at the University of Colorado and also Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy.

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The group was delayed as the launch was initially scheduled for last week. The SpaceX rocket is set to dock at ISS on Wednesday night.

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Jennifer McRae