The Boarding Process for Crew Dragon Endeavour is Underway

The Crew-2 astronauts are boarding the Crew Dragon spacecraft at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 23, 2021.
The Crew-2 astronauts are boarding the Crew Dragon spacecraft at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 23, 2021. Photo credit: NASA

Crew-2 astronauts are now boarding the Crew Dragon spacecraft, Endeavour. As the astronauts board, their seats are configured in the upright position; later, prior to closure of the spacecraft’s side hatch, the seats will be rotated into a reclined position for flight.

All astronauts signed the inside of the White Room, an area at the end of the crew access arm that provides access to the spacecraft. The term “White Room” dates back to the Gemini program. To honor tradition, the room is still painted white today.

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