NASA and SpaceX Ready to Launch Crew-2 Astronauts to Space Station on Earth Day



SpaceX and NASA are officially “gone” to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station next week, with the completion of a critical flight readiness review on Thursday (April 15th).

The Crew-2 mission is scheduled to take off next Thursday (April 22), which also happens to be Earth Day. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft will be launched from historic Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be the second flight of this particular Crew Dragon; the same capsule, named “Endeavor,” transported NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to and from the space station last year for the Demo-2 test flight.


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