Crew-7 Lifts Off - Nasa daily picture for August 28 (2023)

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at 3:27 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 26, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida, carrying NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 crew members to the International Space Station.

At 3:27 a.m. EDT on Saturday, Aug. 26, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 crew members launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carried NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft. They docked to the International Space Station and joined the current space station crew on Sunday, Aug. 27.

While on the orbiting laboratory, Crew-7 will conduct new scientific research to benefit humanity on Earth and prepare for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit, including the collection of microbial samples from the exterior of the space station, the first study of human response to different spaceflight durations, and an investigation of the physiological aspects of astronauts' sleep.

Learn more about station activities by following the space station blog.

Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett



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