Astronaut Crew Arrives at Kennedy Space Center to Prepare for Second SpaceX Launch Written 9 November 2020


Crew-1 mission, currently scheduled to launch 14 Nov. 2020.  | Credit: SpaceX; NASA

The AP reports four astronauts “arrived at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch, coming up next weekend.” For NASA, “it marks the long-awaited start of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station, with private companies providing the lifts.” This will also “be double the number of astronauts [of] the test flight earlier this year, and their mission will last a full six months.” The crew – three American astronauts and one Japanese astronaut “are scheduled to rocket away Saturday night, providing approaching Tropical Storm Eta doesn’t interfere.”
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