ORLANDO, Fla. — Update: NASA and SpaceX successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early Thursday as part of their Crew-6 mission.
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NASA and SpaceX are scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a Falcon 9 rocket early Thursday as part of their Crew-6 mission.
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The rocket is scheduled to launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 12:34 a.m. Thursday.
This is the Dragon spacecraft’s sixth operational human spaceflight mission to the ISS.
If the launch gets scrubbed, the next launch opportunity will be at 12:11 a.m. Friday. But chief meteorologist Tom Terry said that weather conditions are favorable for the planned launch time.
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The Dragon spacecraft supporting Monday’s mission previously flew Demo-2, Crew-2 and Axiom Space’s Ax-1 to and from the ISS.
After stage separation, the rocket’s first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
During their time on the ISS, the crew will conduct more than 200 science experiments and technological demonstrations.
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The experiments and demonstrations are related to life, physical sciences, advanced materials, technology development, in-space production applications and student-led research.
The webcast for the Crew-6 mission will begin one hour before liftoff. Click here to watch the launch live when it happens.
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