Elon Musk’s SpaceX spacecraft is scheduled to take off early Wednesday, April 27, for NASA’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS). If favorable weather conditions are confirmed, the crew, known as “Crew-4”, will depart from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:52 a.m. (9:52 a.m. in Paris) with the Kegel. Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins and Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, European Space Agency. The shooting will be broadcast live on the NASA website.
SpaceX plans to launch another crew within forty hours. The flight schedule has been accelerated since Elon Musk’s company became NASA’s taxi for the ISS.
The four astronauts of “Crew-4” will join another crew that will see them return to Earth after a five-month journey, and their return date will be known soon. The new team will set up and monitor hundreds of experiments on weight loss, especially with plants and the artificial human retina project.
Jessica Watkins is the fifth black woman to go into space and the first woman to join the space station for a long journey. As the docking is scheduled for 2:15 a.m. (Paris time) on Thursday, she and her three crew are expected to reach the ISS approximately seventeen hours after boarding.
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