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NASA and SpaceX give GO for Crew 7 launch


Following the Flight Readiness Evaluation (FRR), NASA and SpaceX gave the go for Crew 7. The launch is scheduled for August twenty fifth at 3:49 a.m. ET (07:49 UTC).

This mission will deliver three astronauts and one cosmonaut to the Worldwide House Station for a keep of round six months to carry out experiments and conduct upkeep aboard the orbiting outpost.

Static fireplace check of B1081 forward of the Crew 7 Launch (Credit score NASA)

After the FRR was full, a full launch day rehearsal was carried out during which the crew was totally suited and pushed to Launch Complicated 39A, the place they boarded Crew Dragon Endurance. The crew and mission management simulated a full countdown in an effort to familiarize themselves one final time earlier than launch day.

As soon as the launch rehearsal was full, the crew disembarked from the capsule and returned to the crew checkout constructing.

SpaceX then transitioned into the customary static fireplace that happens earlier than crewed missions. The Falcon 9 was totally fueled and lit up its 9 Merlin 1D engines for about 6 seconds, and after reviewing the information, SpaceX decided the Falcon 9 is prepared for the Crew 7 launch on Friday.

The worldwide crew for this mission is NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli (Mission Commander), European Spacey Company astronaut Andreas Mogensen (Pilot),  Japan Aerospace Exploration Company astronaut Satoshi Furukawa (Mission Specialist), and Russian cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov (Mission Specialist).

Crew 7 strapped in Crew Dragon Endurance through the costume rehearsal (Credit score SpaceX)

The forty fifth Climate Squadron has put out its first forecast for the launch. The present outlook exhibits an 85% likelihood of acceptable climate on launch day, and if the launch slips a day, it exhibits a 90% likelihood of acceptable climate.

As soon as Crew 7 is docked on the House Station, Crew 6 will start their preparations for his or her return dwelling in Crew Dragon Endeavour, presently scheduled for no sooner than September 1st, and can splashdown in both Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean relying on the climate.

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NASA and SpaceX give GO for Crew 7 launch

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