SpaceX is on the brink of ship 4 extra astronauts to the Worldwide Area Station (ISS), and we have now all the knowledge you could watch the launch in actual time.
The three NASA astronauts and one from the European Area Company will journey to the ISS aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, lifting off on a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Area Middle in Florida late Saturday evening PT — or early morning for these on the East Coast.
The astronauts are scheduled to remain aboard the orbiting outpost for six months, conducting science experiments in microgravity situations and performing spacewalks to improve the station’s energy provide.
The Crew-3 mission marks the fourth time that SpaceX makes use of its Crew Dragon capsule to ship astronauts to the ISS after the maiden-crewed launch in the summertime of 2020.
Of the 4 astronauts, solely NASA’s Tom Marshburn has flown to area earlier than. This shall be Marshburn’s third go to to the ISS, following earlier journeys to the station on NASA’s area shuttle and a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
The launch is at the moment scheduled to happen at 11:21 p.m. PT on Saturday, October 30/2:21 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 31.
Protection of the mission will start on NASA TV at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET. You possibly can watch the livestream by hitting the play button on the video participant embedded on the high of this web page.
The published will embrace the build-up to lift-off, the launch from the Kennedy Area Middle, and the early levels of the astronauts’ flight to the area station.
Cameras will observe the mission from each doable angle, together with broad pictures displaying the rocket blasting off and photographs of the astronauts contained in the spacecraft. Additionally anticipate to see SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket touchdown again on Earth minutes after launch.
NASA may also broadcast protection of the Crew Dragon docking with the ISS at about 9:10 p.m. PT on Sunday, October 31/12:10 a.m. ET on Monday, November 1. This shall be adopted by the hatch opening and the welcoming ceremony aboard the station.
All occasions proven listed below are depending on climate situations and any technical points which will come up previous to launch, so remember to verify SpaceX’s Twitter account for the newest updates.
To study extra concerning the type of experiences awaiting the 4 astronauts, take a look at this assortment of quick movies highlighting life aboard the area station.