Crew-2 Launch Vehicle On The Pad

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Crew-2 Launch Vehicle On The Pad

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission, Sunday, April 18, 2021, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission is the second crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are scheduled to launch at 6:11 a.m. ET on Thursday, April 22, from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani) SpaceX Crew-2 Preflight (NHQ202104180020) Larger image

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