NASA, SpaceX to Launch Falcon 9 Rocket on Resupply Flight from KSC to Space Station Aug. 28
By NASA // August 18, 2021
This will be SpaceX’s 23rd Commercial Resupply Services mission
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – NASA and SpaceX are targeting Saturday, Aug. 28, at 3:37 a.m. EDT for the launch of its Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Science experiments launching on the next SpaceX commercial resupply flight to the International Space Station include investigations into protecting bone health with botanical byproducts, monitoring crew eye health, demonstrating improved dexterity of robots, exposing construction materials to the harsh environment of space, mitigating stress in plants, and more.
This will be SpaceX’s 23rd Commercial Resupply Services mission to the orbiting laboratory.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft also will carry crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory to support the Expedition 65 and 66 crews.
The space station is a convergence of science, technology, and human innovation that demonstrates new technologies and enables research not possible on Earth.
It has been occupied continuously since November 2000. During that time, 244 people and a variety of international and commercial spacecraft have visited the orbiting laboratory.
The space station serves as the springboard to NASA’s human exploration of deep space, including future missions to the Moon and Mars.
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