NASA Delays SpaceX Crew-6 Mission to February 27

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NASA on Wednesday announced that it is delaying SpaceX’s Crew-6 Mission Launch to February 27, expected to take place at 1:45 a.m. Eastern Time.

The Crew-6 mission will lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, with live coverage beginning on Sunday at 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

The mission will oversee the launch of four astronauts, including NASA astronauts Mission Commander Stephen Bowen and Pilot Warren “Woody” Hoburg, United Arab Emirates astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, the latter of which are both classified as Misson Specialists.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster will launch the Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft and team to the International Space Station, where the astronauts will spend about six months before returning to Earth.

Upon arrival, the crew will take over for the Crew-5 mission astronauts, who will then be launched back to Earth using the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Several meetings on Tuesday between NASA and SpaceX managers and other took part in the Flight Readiness Review (FRR) for the mission, in which the organizations together looked at SpaceX’s transportation systems, the ISS and the support coming from international partners.

SpaceX has also been testing its Starship reusable spacecraft in preparation for its first orbital flight, expected to take place in the coming months.