NASA and SpaceX send four astronauts to the ISS
NASA and SpaceX have successfully sent four astronauts from the United States, the European Union, Japan and Russia to the International Space Station. This is reported by The Verge with reference to the space agency.
To do this, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center. It launched the astronauts of the Crew-7 mission into orbit before the Crew Dragon capsule docked with the ISS.
After the Dragon spacecraft, dubbed Endurance, autonomously docked to the ISS, the number of the station’s crew increased to 11. In a few days, three members of the previous NASA mission, Expedition 69, will return to Earth.
“Aboard station,” says NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, “the crew will conduct more than 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations to prepare for missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond, all while benefitting humanity on Earth.”
As you know, the launch of the mission has been postponed. The last time was so that its leaders could confirm that the environmental control and life support systems were functioning properly.
The plans were also postponed twice to make room for a separate mission to launch the Jupiter 3 communications satellite.