Space Commerce

SpaceX Crew-3 Falcon 9 Awaits Launch

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
October 29, 2021
Filed under , ,
SpaceX Crew-3 Falcon 9 Awaits Launch
SpaceX Crew-3 Falcon 9 Rocket

A close-up view of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket vertical with the Crew Dragon atop for the Crew-3 mission at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida during sunrise on Oct. 28, 2021.
Also in view is the crew access arm. A four-person crew will launch aboard the Crew Dragon atop the Falcon 9 on Oct. 31 to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for 2:21 a.m. EDT from Pad 39A. Crew 3 is the third crew rotation flight to the space station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, and the first flight of a new Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Photo credit: SpaceX KSC-20211028-PH-SPX01_0001 Larger image

SpaceRef co-founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.