KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – 4 astronauts from three nations are set to reach at Kennedy House Heart Friday forward of their launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lower than every week away.
NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European House Company astronaut Thomas Pesquet, will fly aboard a Gulfstream jet from NASA’s Johnson House Heart to Florida arriving someday within the afternoon, in response to a NASA information launch. They’ll land on the Launch and Touchdown Facility, generally known as the outdated house shuttle runway, in Merritt Island.
The astronauts make up the Crew-2 mission launching on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship nicknamed Endeavour. The identical spacecraft launched McArthur’s husband, Bob Behnken and fellow NASA Astronaut Doug Hurley, on the primary SpaceX astronaut mission to the ISS final August.
The launch is presently scheduled for Thursday, April 22 at 6:11 a.m. from Kennedy House Heart launchpad 39A.
Endeavour and the Falcon 9 had been scheduled to be introduced out to the pad Thursday.
Additionally on Thursday, NASA and SpaceX managers had been assembly to conduct a flight readiness assessment of the Crew-2 mission at Kennedy House Heart.
The FRR was set to be full by Thursday night.
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