Watchers Marvel at SpaceX Crew-4 Rocket Launch

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launched for the ISS from Cape Canaveral in Florida early on the morning of April 27.

NASA said the international crew of astronauts will serve as the fourth commercial crew rotation mission aboard the space station.

The crew will carry out over 200 experiments in areas such as materials science, health technologies, and plant science to “prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and benefit life on Earth,” according to SpaceX.

This video showing the moment of liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center at around 3:52 am was recorded by Chloe Flower, who said she “couldn’t be more grateful” to have witnessed it. Credit: Chloe Flower via Storyful

Video transcript

- Oh my God.

[CHEERING]

- Oh my God.

- Oh wow.

- Oh my God.

- Boy, they go faster than the satellite.

- Oh wow.

- Wow.

[ENGINE ROARING]

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