NASA, SpaceX Plan Halloween Launch of Crew-3 Flight to Space Station Written 21 October 2021


Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon approaching the ISS. | Credit: NASA/SpaceX; Wikipedia; Public Domain

SPACE reports that the next NASA space station launch, which is set for Halloween, “will put four more astronauts into space on a SpaceX rocket. The Crew-3 launch is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2:21 a.m. EDT (0721 GMT), using a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch will take place at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.” The four astronauts on the “SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will be NASA astronauts Raja Chari (mission commander), Tom Marshburn (pilot), and Kayla Barron (mission specialist), as well as European Space Agency astronaut and mission specialist Matthias Maurer.” NASA said in a statement, “Launch on Oct. 31 would have Crew-3 arriving at the space station early on the morning of Monday, Nov. 1, for a short handover with the astronauts who flew to the station in April as part of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission.”
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