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NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch set for noon today

NASA SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch set for noon today


NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission is anticipated to launch around noon today, the agency confirmed.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped by a Dragon spacecraft is currently awaiting liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Hours ahead of the launch, NASA shared a video of the crew smiling and waving in their spacesuits.

Lead by Commander Nicole Aunapu Mann, the team of four is expected to spend six months at the International Space Station’s microgravity laboratory.

When they arrive, there will be a brief handover period with members of the Crew-4 mission. 

Astronauts from the Crew-5 mission smile and pose ahead of the launch.
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The sun rising over the launch site early this morning.
The sun rising over the launch site early this morning.
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Launched on April 27, Crew-4 is expected to splashdown off the coast of Florida later this month.

Today’s SpaceX launch comes shortly after NASA confirmed it had tapped Elon Musk’s private company to reinvigorate the Hubble mission.

Calling the partnership “an exciting example of the innovative approaches NASA is exploring,” NASA Chief of Science Thomas Zurbuchen pledged to continue supporting “the most robust, superlative science missions possible.”

A bystander takes a photo from the press area at SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch.
A bystander takes a photo from the press area at SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft pictured yesterday at the Kennedy Space Center.
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon spacecraft pictured yesterday at the Kennedy Space Center.
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Meanwhile, live footage of the upcoming launch is being streamed on NASA’s website.





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