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SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission on schedule for October 31 launch

30 Oct 2021, 11:55 UTC
SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission on schedule for October 31 launch
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Falcon 9 and Endurance vertical on Launch Complex 39A beneath a third quarter moon. Image via SpaceX.
Here’s a treat: SpaceX-NASA Crew-3 launch
How do you plan to spend this year’s Halloween? Three NASA astronauts and one German astronaut will be dressed in spacesuits, not as costumes, but for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 31, 2021. The mission, called Crew-3, will mark the fourth operational flight for SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Program with NASA. It completed a static fire test – one of the final milestones ahead of launch – of its Falcon 9 rocket before dawn on October 28. Liftoff remains scheduled for 2:21 a.m. (06:21 UTC) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.
The Crew Dragon capsule, named Endurance, will spend 22 hours in orbit before arriving at the space station on Monday, November 1. Meanwhile, on Earth, the Falcon 9’s first stage is intended to land on the drone ship Just Read the Instructions shortly after a successful liftoff.
You can follow the mission’s countdown and launch online: live coverage of the launch will begin October 30 at 10:00 p.m. EDT (02:00 UTC October 31) on ...

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