Liftoff! Crew-1 Astronauts on Their Way to the Space Station

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Above and below: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, with astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi aboard the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, blasts off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.

The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience lit up the Florida Crew-1 liftoff from 39Aearly evening sky, lifting off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A at 7:27 p.m. EST! Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi have started their 27.5-hour journey to the International Space Station on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission.

Max Q (the moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket) will happen during the next minute.

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