SpaceX Crew-3 Mission NASA Launch ISS
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 successfully lifted off at 9:03 p.m. EST from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying a crew of three NASA and one European Space Agency (ESA) astronauts on a 22-hour journey to the International Space Station, where they are set to stay for approximately 6-months. NASA says that this was the shortest turnaround between a splashdown and a launch in human spaceflight history, as only 48-hours separates the return of the previous crew. Read more for two videos and additional information.

The Crew-3 mission is being commanded by Raja Chari, an Air Force colonel and test pilot, joined by Navy lieutenant commander Kayla Barron, physician Tom Marshburn, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, an engineer from Germany. This launch was originally planned for October 31, but was scrapped two additional times due to unfavorable weather

It was a pleasure to be part of this mission with you. Enjoy your holiday amongst the stars. We’ll be waving as you fly by,” said the SpaceX launch director.

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