Weather Conditions 95% Favorable for SpaceX Crew-6 Rocket Launch Set for 1:45 a.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 27
By Space Coast Daily // February 24, 2023
coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV
BREVARD COUNTY • CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – The latest weather report by the 45th Weather Squadron shows conditions are 95-percent favorable for SpaceX’s Crew-6 Mission rocket launch slated for liftoff from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A on Monday, Feb. 27, at 1:45 a.m. EST.
Managers from NASA and SpaceX, along with international partners, met throughout the day Tuesday as part of the mission’s Flight Readiness Review (FRR) in preparation for the sixth crew rotation mission with SpaceX to the microgravity laboratory.
The FRR focused on the preparedness of SpaceX’s crew transportation system, the space station, and its international partners to support the flight, as well as the certification of flight readiness.
The Crew-6 launch will carry two NASA astronauts, Mission Commander Stephen Bowen and Pilot Warren Hoburg, along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, who will serve as mission specialists, to the space station for a science expedition mission. They will fly aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Endeavour, carried by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket.
Crew-6 will spend up to six months at the space station before returning to Earth. The mission marks the fourth spaceflight for Bowen, who flew space shuttle missions STS-126 in 2008, STS-132 in 2010, and STS-133 in 2011. Crew-6 will be the first spaceflight for Hoburg, Alneyadi, and Fedyaev.
Coverage of the launch can be seen on Space Coast Daily TV.