Falcon 9 Rocket Raised On Launch Pad
April 18, 2021
April 16, 2021 - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-2 mission at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission is the second crew rotation mission of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are scheduled to launch on April 22, 2021 from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from NASA photo by Aubrey Gemignani.