Crew-3 (Falcon 9)
10 November 2021
Launch Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched NASA’s Crew-3 mission from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 9:03 p.m. on 10 November 2021. This is the third operational flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station carrying four astronauts onboard for a long duration mission conducting science and maintenance on the orbiting laboratory. This is the first flight of this Crew Dragon spacecraft that the crew have named Endurance.
Heavy clouds and rain moving onshore obscure the launch of Crew-3 in this time exposure from Vero Beach’s South Beach.
The crew pose with their mission logo. From left is Mission Commander Raja Chari and Pilot Thomas Marshburn who previously flew on STS-127 and Expeditions 34/35 to the ISS. The two Mission Specialists are European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer and Kayla Barron. All are rookies making their first flight into space except for Marshburn. (Photo credit: NASA)
Some of the SpaceX equipment being provided under commercial contract with NASA. (Image credit: NASA)
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