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SpaceX launches its 50th person to space on ISS-bound Crew-8 mission


SpaceX launches its 50th person to space on ISS-bound Crew-8 mission For the second time this year, SpaceX sent a quartet of people up to the International Space Station using its Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon Endeavour spacecraft at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. They had to wait another day given that weather along the ascent corridor did not permit a launch late Saturday night. Liftoff of the Crew-8 mission from historic Launch Complex 39A occurred on Sunday, March 3 at 10:53 p.m. EST (0353 UTC Monday). The launch was also delayed from March 1 due to poor weather in the downrange area off shore where crew would be rescued in the unlikely event of a mid-ascent mission abort.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Mar 5)

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