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We Have Liftoff! NASA/SpaceX Crew-3 Mission is En Route to the ISS

Congrats on a successful liftoff for NASA/SpaceX's Crew-3 Dragon propelled by the Falcon-9 rocket on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:04 PM ET.

As this crew makes their way to the International Space Station, NASA will be observing the dragon capsule closely all the way to docking at 7:10 PM ET.

November 10, 2021

Updated May 6, 2022

After nearly 6 months in space, Crew-3 splashes down off the coast of Florida to complete their mission to the ISS.

November 10, 2022

After previous delays for a crewmember's non-emergency medical issue and poor weather conditions, SpaceX's Crew-3 mission began their journey to the ISS at 9:04 PM ET Wednesday, November 10.

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer are on board the spacecraft, currently make making their way to the International Space Station. Maurer will serve as mission specialist, staying aboard the ISS for a six-month science mission until April 2022.

Experience the Crew-3 Journey to the ISS

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