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Spacex Crew-2 Mission Launch on April 22

 

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and   Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut  Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut  Thomas Pesquet will lift off at 6:11 a.m. EDT Thursday, April 22, aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour, carried by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Those astronauts are part of the SpaceX crew 2 mission, after the famous SpaceX crew 1 mission. 

Crew-2 astronauts will become the second crew to fly a full-duration mission to the space station on Crew Dragon for a six-month science mission on the orbiting laboratory. They are scheduled to arrive at the space station at 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday, April 23, and will join the Expedition 65 crew, Crew-1 astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi.