Mission in partnership with NASA should last 6 months; 3 US astronauts and 1 Russian cosmonaut are on board

A SpaceX rocket, owned by Elon Musk, took off at 0:53 am (Brasília time) this Monday (March 4, 2024) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral (Florida), bound for the International Space Station. Expected to last 6 months, the space mission is carried out by 3 North American astronauts and 1 Russian cosmonaut.

NASA published on X (formerly Twitter) a video showing the launch. Watch:

Initially, takeoff was scheduled for early Sunday morning (3 March), but was postponed due to strong winds.

They are on board the Falcon 9 rocket:

  • Commander Matthew Dominick – US Navy test pilot;
  • NASA astronaut Michael Barratt – a doctor who has already made two trips to the space station;
  • NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps – aerospace engineer and former CIA (US Intelligence Agency) officer; It is
  • Russian cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin – former military aeronautical engineer.

The mission must remain at the space station until the end of August to carry out 250 experiments.

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Source: https://www.poder360.com.br/internacional/spacex-lanca-foguete-com-4-tripulantes-para-estacao-espacial/

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