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SpaceX is about to launch 4 folks to the Worldwide House Station from Florida on Wednesday, as Elon Musk’s firm maintains a gentle tempo of crewed missions.
Often known as Crew-5, the mission for NASA will carry the group to the ISS for a six-month keep in orbit. The mission is SpaceX’s fifth operational crew launch for NASA up to now, and the corporate’s eighth human spaceflight in simply two years.
The Crew-5 mission will carry the variety of astronauts SpaceX has launched, together with each authorities and personal missions.
Crew-5 is scheduled to liftoff at 12:00 p.m. ET, starting an estimated 29-hour journey to dock with the ISS.
Left to proper: Russian astronaut Anna Kikina, NASA astronaut Josh Kasada, NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata arrive earlier than the launch of the SpaceX Crew-5 mission from Kennedy House Heart in Florida on October 5, 2022 .
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SpaceX is launching astronauts in its Crew Dragon capsule, referred to as Endurance, atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Each the rocket and the capsule are reusable.
Endurance is flying to area for the second time – the Crew-3 mission flew from the ISS up to now yr.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a Crew Dragon capsule stands on Pad-39A in preparation for a mission carrying 4 crew members to the Worldwide House Station on October 4, 2022 from NASA’s Kennedy House Heart in Cape Canaveral, Florida .
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