SpaceX Rocket Rolls Out to Launch Pad Ahead Crew-2 Mission Launch from Kennedy Space Center on April 22

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Launch is targeted for 6:11 a.m. ET

SpaceX rolled out the Falcon 9 rocket to the launch pad on Friday, which will launch four astronauts from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center on April 22. (SpaceX Image)

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – SpaceX rolled out the Falcon 9 rocket to the launch pad on Friday, which will launch four astronauts from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center on April 22.

Launch is targeted for 6:11 a.m. ET.

Crew-2 mission astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, are scheduled to arrive at Kennedy on Friday, April 16, for their flight to the International Space Station.

This is the second crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first with two international partners.

Coverage of the launch can be seen Space Coast Daily TV.

This is the second crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first with two international partners. (SpaceX Image)
Crew-2 mission astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, are scheduled to arrive at Kennedy on Friday, April 16, for their flight to the International Space Station. (SpaceX Image)

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