SpaceX’s second rocket to launch Saturday

SpaceX’s second rocket launch will take place Nov. 14. NASA astronauts landed in Florida on Nov. 8 ahead of the launch. Crew-1 members include NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker, along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. According to Space.com’s Amy Thompson, the astronauts will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 […]

SpaceX’s second rocket launch will take place Nov. 14. NASA astronauts landed in Florida on Nov. 8 ahead of the launch.

Crew-1 members include NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker, along with Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

According to Space.com’s Amy Thompson, the astronauts will see a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on an 8.5-hour trip to the International Space Station.

This flight will mark the beginning of regular crew rotations at the International Space Station.


Unlike previous flights, Crew-1 will be “double the number of crew members as on the Demo-2 test flight earlier this year, and the mission will span six months,” according to Space.com.

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Of the four astronaut crew members, this will be Victor Glover’s first trip into space.

“It’s hard to put into words, it’s surreal. I’m excited just to go to space,” Glover told Space.com. “We have an amazing spacecraft and are going to join an amazing team.”

If everything goes according to plan, the four astronauts will be joining three other astronauts who are already aboard the space station: Kate Rubins, along with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Serchkov.

If the weather allows, liftoff is set for Saturday (Nov. 14) at 7:49 p.m. EST (0049 GMT on Nov. 15) from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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