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The Soyuz rocket is rolled out by train to the launch pad Monday

When given the choice of humans or robots in future NASA space expeditions, 58 percent of American adults believe that human astronauts are essential, while 41 percent say that humans are not essential to these types of missions.

The Soyuz MS-09 ship has successfully entered a designated orbit and is set to dock at the space outpost Friday.

Also, half of Americans (50%) believe people will routinely travel to space as tourists within the next 50 years.

When it comes to the private space industry, 44 percent of Americans has high confidence that companies like SpaceX, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic will make a profit in their space-related ventures.

The astronauts will be tasked with conducting various scientific experiments.

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Many Americans are confident private space companies will be profitable, but are more skeptical they will keep space clean.

The annual USA investment in the space lab ranges from $3 to $4 billion.

Twenty-six percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence that private companies will be able to build safe and reliable spacecraft, and 23 percent don't have too much confidence, or have no confidence at all.

The NASA live stream comes days after the United States space agency broadcasted the return of Expedition 55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov, flight engineer Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency touching back on Earth. Only 31 percent say that the search for alien life and life-supporting planets is top priority, while 42 percent believe it's low priority, and 27 percent believe it's not important or should not be done. Only 18 percent of respondents said NASA should send humans to Mars and even fewer think astronauts should return to the moon.


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