Liftoff is scheduled for five:37 p.m. EDT
(NASA) – Liftoff of the Axiom Mission 2, the second personal astronaut mission to the Worldwide House Station, is scheduled for five:37 p.m. EDT Sunday from Launch Complicated 39A at NASA’s Kennedy House Middle in Brevard County.
The instantaneous launch window is at 5:37 p.m. ET (21:37 UTC), with a backup alternative out there on Monday, Could 22 at 5:14 p.m. ET (21:14 UTC).
The crew will journey to the orbiting outpost aboard the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft, named Freedom, after launching on the corporate’s Falcon 9 rocket.
The Ax-2 crew members are Commander Peggy Whitson, Pilot John Shoffner, and Mission Specialists Ali Alqarni and Rayyanah Barnawi, representing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
NASA’s mission accountability is for built-in operations, which begins through the spacecraft’s strategy to the Worldwide House Station, continues through the crew’s keep aboard the orbiting laboratory conducting science, schooling, and industrial actions, and concludes as soon as Dragon exits the realm of the area station.
The Dragon spacecraft supporting this mission beforehand flew Crew-4 to and from the area station.
Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on Touchdown Zone 1 (LZ-1) at Cape Canaveral House Pressure Station.
Throughout their time on the orbiting laboratory, the crew will conduct over 20 science and expertise experiments in areas similar to human physiology, bodily sciences, and STEAM to assist develop data to learn life on Earth in areas similar to healthcare, supplies, expertise improvement, and allow industrial advances.
House Coast Every day will broadcast the Ax-2 launch on House Coast Every day Tv, with protection starting at about 5 p.m. The printed will finish after orbital insertion roughly quarter-hour after launch.
Monday, Could 22 Protection:
■ 7:30 a.m. – NASA docking protection begins and airs via the conclusion of the welcome ceremony
■ 9:24 a.m. – Docking
■ 11:13 a.m. – Hatch Opening
■ 11:45 a.m. – Crew Welcome Ceremony
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