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SpaceX on Friday successfully launched four astronauts en route to the international space station. The Falcon 9 launched at 5:49 a.m ET Friday morning, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The crew is expected to reach the International Space Station Saturday at 5:10 a.m. ET. Flying in the craft were Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur, Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Thomas Pesquet of France. The astronauts are expected to spend six months conducting experiments and maintenance aboard the space station before returning to Earth, according to Reuters. They will join four other astronauts that are currently at the International Space Station that are due to return home on April 28. Friday’s flight is the third launched into orbit under NASA’s public-private partnership with SpaceX, Reuters noted. In the video published on April 23, 2021, “WATCH: Spectacular pre-dawn SpaceX rocket launch carries 4 astronauts to International Space Station“, below:
In the video published on April 23, 2021, “Crew-2 Mission|Approach and Docking“, below:
Elon Musk and mission managers from SpaceX and NASA discuss the successful launch of the Crew-2 manned mission to the International Space Station, Elon also spent a portion of the conference answering questions about the Starship vehicle and how it is developing. NASA Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet are onboard and have begun their mission to the International Space Station, in the video published on April 23, 2021, “Elon Musk Discusses Starship & Successful Crew-2 Launch“, below:
On April 23, 2021 NASA and SpaceX successfully launched Crew-2 mission with 4 astronauts and Elon Musk speaks on future Mars mission at post-launch conference. Elon Musk talks about the progress of developing Starship Lunar Lander and Starship Superheavy Booster to go to Mars. Actually, Elon’s Starship is the only real spacecraft that potentially can transport humans to Red Planet. NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. At least one of those astronauts will make history as the first woman on the Moon. Another goal of the Artemis program includes landing the first person of color on the lunar surface. Elon Musk also speaks about Starship Lunar Lander project, in the video published on April 23, 2021, “Elon Musk speaks on Mars, SpaceX Crew-2 and Starship Lunar at post-launch conference“, below:
To learn more about SpaceX Crew-2 Mission, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
SpaceX Crew-2 is the second crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and its third overall crewed orbital flight. The mission launched on 23 April 2021 at 09:49:02 UTC (5:49:02 AM EDT). The Crew-2 mission is transporting four members of the crew to the International Space Station (ISS). Crew-2 also used the same capsule as Demo-2 (Endeavour) and used the same booster as Crew-1 (B1061.1).
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