NASA announces SpaceX Crew-2 ahead of April 22 launch
UPDATED 4:35 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 held a press conference to discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station. The four astronauts in the crew were introduced at the press conference Friday at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
How well do you know the astronauts of NASA’s @SpaceX Crew-2 mission? …How well do they know each other?? Before departing for @NASAKennedy, the crew shared one thing they’re better at than anyone else, who was the funniest astronaut, and more! pic.twitter.com/0Dt1aC31uz
— NASA’s Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) April 16, 2021
The Crew-2 mission will launch from NASA’s historic Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on April 22. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon Endeavor will launch the mission.
“We got to fly by the pad and see our rocket getting ready to go, and that’s just an amazing feeling… and really, there’s nothing like it.” — @Astro_Megan, pilot, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission pic.twitter.com/D9gX0Ewzeg
— NASA (@NASA) April 16, 2021
“We came in on the plane over here, got to fly by the CR rocket, getting ready to go and it’s an amazing feeling,” NASA Pilot Megan McArthur said. “I have gone by before and there is really nothing like it when you look out the window and see a spaceship you’ll be on in a few days.”
The four astronauts will join seven others at the Space Station when they arrive on April 23.