Cape Canaveral, Fla. — SpaceX’s Crew-6 astronaut mission still looks good for launch Monday (February 27).
NASA and SpaceX held a pre-launch conference call late Saturday (February 25) to discuss the upcoming mission that will see Crew Dragon Endeavor launch to the International Space Station (ISS) atop a Falcon 9 rocket. Earlier this week, the rocket and its spacecraft were satellite Rolled to launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Takeoff is scheduled for Monday It’s 1:45 a.m. EST (0645 GMT).
The Crew 6 Flight Readiness Review (FRR) put the mission “on track” for Monday morning’s launch, said Dana Weigel of NASA, deputy program manager for the International Space Station. “The crew is doing very well. The spirits are high and they are ready to go,” Weigel said.
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Benji Reid, senior program manager for human spaceflight at SpaceX, added that the rocket and spacecraft are also ready to fly. We won’t fly until we’re ready. We won’t “They traveled until the device was ready,” Reid said. We’ve done several reviews and will continue to look at the data and the devices and make sure we’re ready to take these wonderful people and bring them back to their families when the time is right.”
There’s a 95 percent chance of favorable weather for the planned launch window, said Brian Cizik, a meteorologist with the US Space Force’s 45th Weather Squadron. “Just a cumulus cloud maybe drifting in at the wrong time, but it’s very unlikely,” Jizek added.
Crew-6 will see four crew members launch to the International Space Station: NASA astronauts Warren “Woody” Hoburg, Stephen Bowen, Sultan Al Neyadi of the UAE, and Andrey Vedyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Al Neyadi will become the first astronaut from the UAE to undertake a long-term mission in space.
Crew members of the astronaut’s next SpaceX flight He reached KSC Earlier this week he held a press conference that confirmed the enthusiasm about the upcoming mission. “We cannot thank everyone enough who helped prepare us for this mission,” Al Neyadi said during the event. “I couldn’t ask more of the team. I think we’re ready physically, mentally and technically. We can’t wait to be launched into space and do the job.”
Crew Dragon Endeavor will dock with the International Space Station early on February 28th, about 24 hours after launch. There’s already another SpaceX Dragon on the International Space Station, Endurance, which has been launched to the orbiting laboratory at Crew mission 5 On October 5, 2022.
Endurance is now scheduled to leave the space station no later than March 6, after its normal five-day delivery period, Weigel said during a conference call Saturday.
The mission will be SpaceX’s ninth manned flight. Crew-6 is the fourth crewed flight to the International Space Station for Crew Dragon Endeavor. The capsule also flew SpaceX’s historic first manned flight, the Demo 2 mission in 2020; the Crew 2 mission in 2021; And ax 1 In 2022, the first privately manned mission to the International Space Station.
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