NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 Launches to International Space Station

  • Publish date: Sunday، 27 August 2023
NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 Launches to International Space Station

A crew of four from four different countries is in orbit following a successful launch to the International Space Station (ISS) at 3:27 am EDT (11:27 UAE time) on Saturday, August 26th. 

SpaceX Crew-7 launched from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 

The Dragon spacecraft launched into orbit carrying Jasmin Moghbeli, Andreas Mogensen, Satoshi Furukawa, and Konstantin Borisov, for a science expedition aboard the orbital laboratory.

"Aboard station, the crew will conduct more than 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations to prepare for missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond, all while benefitting humanity on Earth," NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said. 

Named Endurance, the Dragon spacecraft will dock autonomously to the space-facing port of the station's Harmony module at 8:39 am EDT Sunday, August 27th. 

NASA Television, the NASA app and website will provide live coverage of docking and hatch opening. 

Crew-7 will join the space station's Expedition 69 crew of NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen, Woody Hoburg, and Frank Rubio, as well as Crew-6's UAE astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev, Dmitri Petelin, and Andrey Fedyaev until Crew-6 members return to Earth a few days later.

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