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NASA, SpaceX target Saturday for launching 8th crew mission to space station

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-03-02 04:28

In this photo released courtesy of NASA, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Dragon spacecraft on top is seen during sunset on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue for the Crew-8 mission on Feb 27, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US. [AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / NASA]

LOS ANGELES -- NASA and SpaceX are targeting Saturday to launch the eighth crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The mission, codenamed "Crew-8," is the eighth rotational mission to the ISS for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the crew aboard a Dragon spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:16 p.m. Saturday Eastern Time, according to NASA.

The Crew-8 mission will carry NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt and Jeanette Epps, as well as Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos to the space station.

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