Miami, US, Mar 2 (EFE).- NASA’s Crew-6 mission began a 24 hour voyage early Thursday to the International Space Station (ISS), where its four crew members will remain for about six months to perform scientific experiments and maintenance tasks.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket topped with a Crew Dragon spacecraft named Endeavour lifted off at the scheduled time of 00:34 am from Launch Complex 39A of the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Less than ten minutes later, the spacecraft, on its fourth space light, separated from Falcon 9’s second stage and continued its journey to the ISS alone.
Almost at the same time, the first stage of the Falcon 9, which completed its maiden flight, successfully landed on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
Aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft are NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, along with UAE and Russian astronauts, Sultan Al Neyadi and Andrey Fedyaev respectively.
Endeavour is scheduled to dock at an ISS port at 1:17 am EST on Friday, according to NASA. EFE