SpaceX: Another successful launch towards the International Space Station

A spacecraft took off Wednesday morning from Florida to reach the International Space Station. On board three Americans and an Italian. The flight was broadcast live on NASA’s website.

Elon Musk’s business does not stop. Less than 40 hours after the landing of a SpaceX craft off Florida, a new plane took off on Wednesday morning. This time the mission called Crew-4 is on behalf of Nasa. The space shuttle took off for Florida from the Kennedy Space Center at 9:52 (3:52 local time). On board the spacecraft are the Americans Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, as well as the Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, from the European Space Agency. The shooting was broadcast live on NASA’s website.

The goal: hundreds of experiences in weightlessness

The four astronauts from the “Crew-4” mission will join another crew present in the International Space Station (ISS). This new crew has been sent by NASA to perform hundreds of tests in weightlessness. These experiments relate in particular to materials science, technologies for health and science related to plants.

The April 27 launch is the 16th mission for a SpaceX Falcon 9 capsule Crew Dragon “Freedom” should join International Space Station April 28, 00:15 UTC. The four astronauts will stay on board the ISS for six months, until the beginning of September. This flight had already completed a six-month mission with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet.

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