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One week to launch for ’s Crew-2

The crew for SpaceX’s upcoming Crew-2 mission is all smiles as we get nearer to launch. From the left is European House Company astronaut Thomas , NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. (Picture credit score: SpaceX)

SpaceX is one week away from launching 4 astronauts into house for NASA to start a months-long trek to the Worldwide House Station. 

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the astronauts on the Crew-2 mission for NASA on Thursday, April 22. Liftoff is about for six:11 a.m. EDT (1011 GMT). The house company will maintain a Flight Readiness Evaluate briefing immediately, April 15, at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) to debate the mission. You can watch that live here and observe alongside on the high of this web page.

The Crew-2 mission will launch from NASA’s historic Pad 39A on the Kennedy House Middle in Cape Canaveral, Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon Endeavour, which launched SpaceX’s first crewed flight for NASA (referred to as Demo-2) in Could 2020, will launch the mission. 

Crew-2 will launch a four-person crew: NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European House Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The 4 house vacationers will be part of seven others aboard the station after they arrive on the station on April 23. 4 of these crewmates launched on SpaceX’s Crew-2 mission and can return to Earth on April 28. The opposite three arrived earlier this month on a Russian Soyuz to start their very own prolonged keep. 

— Tariq Malik

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