SpaceX Crew-8 Launch

NASA’s Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch on 2023-03-03 at 04:16 UTC with an instantaneous launch window. This is a delay due to weather. Announced backup is2024-03-04 at 03:53 UTC. It will launch from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The mission will take four crew, three from NASA and one from Russia’s Roscosmos, to the station for a six month stay. They will fly to the ISS in Crew Dragon vehicle Endeavour, which previously flew to and from the ISS on the Demo-2 (2020-05-30-08-02), Crew-2, Axiom Mission 1, and Crew-6 (2023-03-02-09-04) missions. The first stage booster, B1083, is new (aka, non-flight-proven) and will be making its first flight.

This will be the 305th launch of a Falcon 9, and the 12th SpaceX crewed launch. The first stage booster will return to land at Landing Zone 1 near the launch site.

Here is a pre-flight preview 1 from Everyday Astronaut.

This is the NASA SpaceX Crew-8 briefing, held on of 2024-02-28.


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