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SpaceX set to launch its latest crew to International Space Station for NASA

The event will be livestreamed on NASA's website and social media.

April 27, 2022 / 11:25 AM IST
The four astronauts of Crew 4 set to launch to NASA's orbiting laboratory. (Image: @NASA/Twitter)

The four astronauts of Crew 4 set to launch to NASA's orbiting laboratory. (Image: @NASA/Twitter)

Days after a SpaceX Dragon capsule crewed by wealthy adventurers splashed down off Florida's coast, another is set to launch Wednesday, this time for a NASA mission to the International Space Station.

With weather appearing favorable, the Crew-4 mission should blast off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:52 am (0752 GMT), carrying Americans Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, as well as Italian Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency.


The event will be livestreamed on NASA's website and social media.


The rapid turnaround time for SpaceX -- a little under 40 hours between recovering one crew and sending up another -- is a sign of an increasingly busy human spaceflight calendar since Elon Musk's company became NASA's mainstay astronaut taxi in 2020.