On Sunday 15 November, a Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four astronauts launched to the ISS from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.
This was reported by the US National Aerospace Agency (NASA).
According to the announced data, this is the second manned flight of the Crew Dragon and the first under a contract with NASA and the ship’s developer, SpaceX.
12 minutes after the start of the Crew-1 mission, the Crew Dragon spacecraft separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and headed for the docking point with the International Space Station. The supposed docking should take place automatically on November 17 at 6:00 Kyiv time.
The Crew-1 mission includes NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Michael Hopkins, as well as Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) specialist Soichi Noguchi. The crew of the first regular mission will join the crew of the ISS Expedition 64.
SpaceX YouTube video of the Crew-1 mission:
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