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NASA and SpaceX prep Halloween launch for Crew-3 to ISS

NASA and SpaceX prep Halloween Begin for Crew-3 to ISS

Four astronauts could get quite the use on Halloween. NASA has set a targeted launch time of 2:21 a.m. ET on Oct. 31 (11:21 p.m. PT on Oct. 30). Crew-3 will take off with a lift from a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Interior in Florida. 

NASA announced the Halloween date for SpaceX’s Crew-3 authority to the International Space Station back in June, nudging the Begin back a bit from its previous date of Oct. 23. 

Crew-3 will follow SpaceX’s last flights as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer are set to Use six months on the ISS. They will be flying on a new Crew Dragon spacecraft called Endurance.  

Space flight dates can easily slip for reasons preparing from technical delays to weather. In 2020, NASA and SpaceX designed to launch the Crew-1 mission on Halloween, but it over up taking off on Nov. 15. Crew-3 already has a backup Begin date of early morning Eastern time on Nov. 3 if needed.

Halloween Great seem like a spooky time to launch into the darkness of Place, but the astronauts will take it in stride. The ISS crew has been Famous to celebrate the holiday in orbit with Elvis and Darth Vader costumes. And as far as group costumes go, Crew-3 will all be wearing matching astronaut suits.