SpaceX Crew-2 Mission Space Launch Falcon 9 Rocket
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The SpaceX Crew-2 mission will transport NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, to the International Space Station for a six-month science mission. It’s scheduled to launch at 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday, April 23, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Read more for the livestream and a bonus video.




The Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule is scheduled to dock autonomously to ISS’s Harmony module on Sunday, April 24 at approximately 5:10 a.m. EDT. Once docked, the new crew members will be greeted by Crew-1 astronauts who have been working on scientific research at the orbiting lab for the past six months. It also marks the first time two NASA Commercial Crews are together and a pair of Crew Dragon spacecraft are docked simultaneously to the Harmony module.

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NASA invites the public to take part in virtual activities and events ahead of the launch. Members of the public can attend the launch virtually, receiving mission updates and opportunities normally reserved for on-site guests. NASA’s virtual launch experience for Crew-2 includes curated launch resources, a digital boarding pass, notifications about NASA Social interactions, and the opportunity for a virtual launch passport stamp following a successful launch,” said the agency.