SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Area Middle this morning at 3:27AM ET, NASA introduced right now. The rocket pushed 4 astronauts on NASA’s Crew-7 mission into orbit earlier than a scheduled Sunday morning dock with the Worldwide Area Station (ISS).
The mission brings astronauts from 4 international locations to the ISS — Jasmin Moghbeli of NASA, the European Area Company’s Andreas Mogensen, Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Satoshi Furakawa, and Konstantin Borisov, a Russian cosmonaut. When the Dragon spacecraft — named Endurance — autonomously docks with the ISS, it can deliver the station’s crew quantity as much as 11 for a couple of days till board the capsule and return to Earth in a couple of days.
“Aboard station,” says NASA Administrator Invoice Nelson, “the crew will conduct greater than 200 science experiments and know-how demonstrations to arrange for missions to the Moon, Mars, and past, all whereas benefitting humanity on Earth.”