NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 Mission: Teams ‘Go’ for Fueling

The SpaceX launch director polled the NASA and SpaceX leaders in Firing Room 4 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and gave a GO for fueling for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft that will carry NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoburg, along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, for a science expedition mission aboard the International Space Station. Liftoff from Launch Complex 39A is set for 12:34 a.m. EST.

At 35 minutes prior to launch, SpaceX teams will begin loading rocket grade kerosene followed by liquid oxygen for the first and second stages of the Falcon 9 rocket. The Dragon will transition to internal power five minutes before launch, and the launch director will give the final GO for launch 45 seconds before liftoff.

More details about the Crew-6 mission can be found by following the Crew-6 blog, the commercial crew blog, @commercial_crew on Twitter, and commercial crew on Facebook.