Mission Crew-3 en route to the ISS, relive the launch of the Falcon 9

At 9: 03 PM EST of 10 November – 3 am: 03 this morning in Italy – the Falcon 9 rocket started from the Launch Complex 39 A of the Kennedy Space Center with Raja Chari on board, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron of NASA and Matthias Maurer of ESA. The astronauts are headed for the International Space Station: the docking of the Crew Dragon Endurance capsule to the Harmony module is scheduled for 7: 10 PM EST – 1 am: 10 at night with us.

After the postponement of In recent days, therefore, the Crew-3 mission goes live. It is the fourth flight of SpaceX with crew on board to the ISS: there are three commercial flights (Crew-2 has just returned to Earth), in addition to the historical Demo-2 of 30 May 2020. Docking, opening the tailgate and the traditional welcome ceremony aboard the crew can be followed live on the NASA and SpaceX YouTube channel:

The link to the video to follow live the docking of the Crew Dragon Endurance capsule at the Harmony module of the ISS

To welcome Chari, Marshburn, Barron and Maurer there will be astronauts from the Expedition 66 Vande Hei, Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov. The new tenants will spend six months on board the ISS: they will carry out research (materials science, health technologies, plant science) to prepare the way for the space exploration of the future and to contribute to scientific progress by improving the conditions of life on Earth.

The full video of the launch

Meanwhile, the first stage of Falcon 9 is back on our planet, landed correctly on the drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas .

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