SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday morning, Polish time. The launch was originally scheduled for Monday, but was canceled due to a malfunction.
This is the sixth manned mission NASA to the International Space Station since SpaceX began sending American astronauts into orbit in May 2020.
The crew includes NASA astronauts – mission commander Stephen Browen and pilot Warren Hoburg, as well as astronaut from the United Arab Emirates Sultan Al Neyadi and Russian cosmonaut Andrei Fedyaev.
The trip to the space station should take about 25 hours.
The launch has been postponed
The Falcon 9 rocket launched at 6.30 our time from NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Crew 6 was scheduled to launch on Monday. Then, just over two minutes before the end of the countdown, the start was stopped. The cause was a perceived problem with chemical ignition, it was explained.
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