NASA, SpaceX Successfully Launch Crew-5 Mission to the ISS Written 6 October 2022


NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 Mission Launches to the International Space Station, 5 October 2022. | Credit: NASA; YouTube; framegrab reports that NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 mission successfully launched to the International Space Station Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Pad 39A.  Liftoff occurred at 12:00 p.m. EDT, “kicking off a roughly 29-hour journey to the orbiting lab.” The spacecraft is scheduled to dock at the ISS on Thursday at 4:57 p.m. ET.  The mission’s “four spaceflyers are NASA's Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and cosmonaut Anna Kikina.” The launch “made Mann the first Native American woman to reach the final frontier and Kikina the first Russian to fly on a private American spacecraft.”
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NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 Mission to the International Space Station (Official NASA Broadcast)
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