Tune in to Today’s Prelaunch Events for Next Space Station Resupply Mission

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are rolled out to the launch pad in preparation for the CRS-22 mission.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that will fly on the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services to the International Space Station is now ready for its journey to space. On June 1, SpaceX rolled its Falcon 9 rocket with Dragon attached to Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Liftoff is scheduled for 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3. Photo credit: SpaceX

Beginning at 11 a.m. EDT today, June 2, tune in to NASA TV or the agency’s website for the What’s on Board science briefing, highlighting some of the payloads flying on SpaceX’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. Following this, at 1:30 p.m., there will be a prelaunch news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Participants include:

  • Joel Montalbano, program manager, International Space Station Program Office
  • Jennifer Buchli, deputy chief scientist, International Space Station Program Office
  • Sarah Walker, director, Dragon Mission Management at SpaceX
  • Mark Burger, launch weather officer, 45th Weather Squadron, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to lift off from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A tomorrow, June 3, at 1:29 p.m. EDT. Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron are predicting a 60% chance of favorable weather conditions for launch, with the primary weather concerns revolving around the cumulus cloud rule and flight through precipitation.

This is the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract, and it will be the first flight of this particular Dragon spacecraft. Dragon’s pressurized capsule will carry a variety of research, including critical materials that will support dozens of the more than 250 experiments that will occur during Expeditions 65 and 66.

To learn more about some of the scientific research and technology demonstrations aboard this mission, visit https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/spacex-22-research-highlights.

Dragon Attached to Falcon 9 Ahead of Next Launch to Station

The Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket are seen inside the hangar at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that will fly on the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is now ready for its journey to space. On Thursday, May 27, teams transported the spacecraft from SpaceX’s processing facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station into the hangar at nearby Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, where it was attached to the Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is scheduled for 1:29 p.m. EDT on June 3, 2021. Photo credit: SpaceX

The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that will fly on the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station is now ready for its journey to space. On Thursday, May 27, teams transported the spacecraft from SpaceX’s processing facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station into the hangar at nearby Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A, where it was attached to the Falcon 9 rocket.

Today, June 1, the rocket – with Dragon atop – was rolled out to the launch pad, where it will be raised to a vertical position in preparation for launch. Liftoff of the Falcon 9 is scheduled for 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3. Packed with supplies and payloads bound for the orbiting laboratory, Dragon will deliver critical materials that will directly support dozens of the more than 250 science and research investigations that will occur during Expeditions 65 and 66.

Tune in to NASA TV or the agency’s website for live coverage of prelaunch activities, beginning tomorrow at 11 a.m.

NASA, SpaceX Announce Target Launch Time for Next Resupply Services Mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and uncrewed Cargo Dragon just before liftoff at Kennedy's Launch Complex 39A.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and cargo Dragon spacecraft stand poised for launch moments before liftoff at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida on Dec. 6, 2020, for NASA and SpaceX’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station. The first launch for SpaceX under NASA’s CRS-2 contract, the mission blasted off the pad at 11:17 a.m. EST. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

NASA and SpaceX are targeting 1:29 p.m. EDT on Thursday, June 3, for the company’s 22nd commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, topped by the uncrewed Cargo Dragon spacecraft, is scheduled to lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

This will be the second SpaceX mission to deliver science investigations, supplies, and equipment for NASA under the agency’s second Commercial Resupply Services contract. To date, SpaceX has completed 21 cargo resupply missions to and from the space station, providing more than 100,000 pounds of supplies and approximately 80,000 pounds of return mass.

Tune in to NASA TV and the agency’s website for live coverage, beginning Wednesday, June 2, with prelaunch activities.

To learn more about the mission, visit https://www.nasa.gov/spacex.