The Launch Readiness Review for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station is complete and the mission has been given a ‘Go’ for launch. Liftoff is targeted for 1:45 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 27, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft Endeavour, powered by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, will carry NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev on a 25-hour trip to the space station. The crew will dock at approximately 2:38 a.m. EST Tuesday, Feb. 28, remaining onboard the microgravity laboratory for up to six months to conduct science and maintenance.
Starting at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, tune in to a live launch broadcast on NASA TV or the agency’s website and follow along through countdown and other key mission milestones.
More details about the mission can be found on the Crew-6 blog, and by following the commercial crew blog, @commercial_crew and commercial crew on Facebook
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