NASA and SpaceX have set a new date and time for the launch of their first crew rotation mission to the International Space Station.
What You Need To Know
- Crew of 4 now scheduled to launch evening of November 14 on mission to ISS
- Launch was originally scheduled for October 31 but SpaceX wanted more time
- This is 1st crew rotation mission; 2 astronauts launched on test mission in May
Mission control teams are targeting 7:49 p.m. ET Saturday, November 14 for the Crew-1 launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency mission specialist Soichi Noguchi will lift off in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A.
The mission was originally slated for October 31, but SpaceX wanted more time for testing and data reviews.
Although Crew-1 is officially SpaceX's first crew rotation mission to the ISS, it actually marks the company's second crewed launch from Florida to the station. On May 30, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley lifted off for the "Demo-2" mission, a test mission that delivered them to the ISS, where they stayed until August.