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SpaceX Rocket Launches Crew to International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew-6 mission for NASA took off from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, early Thursday morning, March 2, carrying four crew bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

Footage from the launchpad in Titusville shows the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft.

The SpaceX Crew-6 mission was carrying two NASA astronauts, one from the United Arab Emirates, and one Roscosmos cosmonaut.

Crew-6 was scheduled to arrive at the space station at 1:17 am Eastern Time on March 3.

The first attempted Crew-6 launch, on February 27, was scrubbed shortly before liftoff due to ground tech issues. Credit: NASA via Storyful

Video transcript

- 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Engines full power. And liftoff of Crew-6. Go Dragon. Go Falcon.

[CHEERING]

- Crew-6 now launching on Endeavor's fourth flight to the International Space Station. [INAUDIBLE] pitching downrange. 1.7 million pounds of thrust provided by the nine Merlin 1D engines on the first stage. Hearing good call. Stage-one propulsion is nominal.

- We're now at T-plus 34 seconds into the sixth rotational crew mission on board Dragon and Falcon 9.

- 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Engines full power. And liftoff of Crew-6. Go Dragon. Go Falcon.

[CHEERING]

- Crew-6 now launching on Endeavor's fourth flight to the International Space Station. [INAUDIBLE] pitching downrange. 1.7 million pounds of thrust provided by the nine Merlin 1D engines on the first stage. Hearing good call. Stage-one propulsion is nominal.

- We're now at T-plus 34 seconds into the sixth rotational crew mission on board Dragon and Falcon 9.