On February 27, 2023, a new set of four crew members will launch to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission.
The Crew-6 launch will carry two NASA astronauts, Mission Commander Stephen Bowen and Pilot Warren Hoburg, along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, who will serve as mission specialists for a space station science expedition.
NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station.
The launch is targeted for 1:45 a.m. EST, Monday, Feb. 27, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to dock at the space-facing port of the station’s Harmony module at 2:38 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 28. This is the sixth crew rotation mission with astronauts using the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the orbiting laboratory as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.
This Dragon is named Endeavour.
Sunday, February 26
*10:15 p.m. – Coverage of the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission crew (Bowen, Hoburg, Alneyadi, Fedyaev) to the International Space Station (launch scheduled at 1:45 a.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 27)
(After the launch broadcast concludes, coverage of the Crew-6 free-flight to the ISS will continue audio only on Mission Audio distribution)
Monday, February 27
3:45 a.m. – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission post-launch news conference (time subject to change)
Tuesday, February 28
*12:45 a.m. – Coverage of the rendezvous, docking, hatch opening, and welcoming ceremony of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 at the International Space Station (docking scheduled at 2:38 a.m. EST; hatch opening scheduled at 4:25 a.m. EST; welcoming ceremony scheduled at 5:10 a.m. EST)
Wednesday, March 1
12:30 p.m. – NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission on-orbit pre-departure news conference on the International Space Station
Thursday, March 2
7 a.m. – ISS Expedition 68 in-flight event with leaders of the United Arab Emirates and UAE Flight Engineer Sultan Alneyadi
Friday, March 3
*12:30 p.m. – ISS Expedition 68 in-flight event with Univision’s Jorge Ramos and NASA Flight Engineer Frank Rubio
Unfortunately NASA and SpaceX scrubbed Monday’s launch attempt of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station due to a ground systems issue.
The rescheduled liftoff is targeted for
12:43 a.m. EST Thursday, March 2 ,2023
About The NASA Commercial Crew Program
NASA’s Commercial Crew Program has delivered on its goal of safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the International Space Station from the United States through a partnership with American private industry. This partnership is changing the arc of human spaceflight history by opening access to low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station to more people, more science, and more commercial opportunities. The space station remains the springboard to NASA’s next great leap in space exploration, including future missions to the Moon and, eventually, to Mars.
NASA TV live coverage will begin at 10:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26.