ScienceNASA and SpaceX send four astronauts to the International Space Station

    NASA and SpaceX send four astronauts to the International Space Station

    Four astronauts were sent by SpaceX and NASA to the international station overnight from Friday to Saturday.

    NASA and SpaceX sent four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday aboard SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, after a first attempt was canceled the day before.

    The Dragon capsule, carried by a Falcon 9 rocket, took off at 3:27 a.m. from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the mission team called “Crew-7” on board, in front of around 10,000 people.

    “Common mission”

    The mission is commanded by the American Jasmin Moghbeli and includes the Dane Andreas Mogensen, the Japanese Satoshi Furukawa and the Russian Konstantin Borissov.

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    “We’ve lifted off,” NASA announced on X (ex-Twitter), and cheers could then be heard from the control room as the capsule separated from the rocket.

    “We may be from four different countries, but we are a united team with a common mission,” Jasmin Moghbeli said after the split.

    Liftoff was originally scheduled to take place on Friday, but was postponed to examine a component of the Dragon capsule.

    This is the eighth time that SpaceX has propelled a crew into orbit on behalf of the space agency. Other private companies are in contract with NASA, including Boeing, which however did not carry out any mission.

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    Source: BFM TV

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