SpaceX launches Crew-6 to ISS

by | Mar 2, 2023 | Launches, NASA, SpaceX, Technology

Endeavour, a Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying four people for NASA’s Crew-6 mission, is on its way to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX’s Endeavour was launched on a Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA at 0534 GMT on 2 March. It was the second launch attempt, after the first was scrubbed just days earlier on 27 February due to a technical issue. The B1078 first stage landed on the drone barge “Just Read the Instructions” in the Atlantic.

The four people on board — hailing from the US, the United Arab Emirates and Russia — are: Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, Sultan Alneyadi, and Andrey Fedyaev. Crew-6 is the sixth operational crewed rotation mission of the Crew Dragon. The journey to the ISS will take around 24.5 hours.

Jonathan Freeman contributed to this story.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, with the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, lifts off for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission. Courtesy: NASA/Frank Michaux

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