Boarding Process for Dragon Endurance Underway

Crew-5 crewmates arrive at Launch Complex 39A
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 crew members make their way toward the Crew Dragon spacecraft for today’s launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. Credit: NASA

Crew-5 crew members are now boarding the Dragon spacecraft, Endurance. As the crewmates 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 four crew members 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.