NASA releases trailer for SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the space station
New Delhi : NASA is all set to launch its four astronauts to the international space station on Wednesday. The astronauts will be taking a ride on the Dragon spacecraft aboard the Falcon-9 rocket to the flying laboratory.
The space agency has now released the official trailer for the project on its official YouTube page. Have a look at it below:
The launch was earlier scheduled to happen on October 3, 2022; but with unfavourable conditions created after hurricane Ian made landfall in Cuba and then Florida, the scheduled launch was delayed.
The Crew-5 flight will carry Nasa astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, who will serve as mission commander and pilot, respectively, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency( JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina, who will serve as mission specialists.
Now, when the storm has passed away, the rocket has been replaced on the launching pad with a countdown ticking to 18:00 hours on Wednesday. The mission will launch from Launch Complex 39A. Ahead of the mission, the four astronauts conducted a full-dress rehearsal for the launch on Sunday.
Want to see the launch live? Watch the space below: