SpaceX and NASA are collaborating once again for their sixth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-6) to the International Space Station, with a targeted launch date of Thursday, March 2 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window is scheduled for 12:34 a.m. ET (5:34 UTC), with a backup opportunity available on Friday, March 3 at 12:11 a.m. ET (5:11 UTC).
The Dragon spacecraft, which previously flew Demo-2, Crew-2, and Axiom Space’s Ax-1 missions to and from the space station, will be used once again for this mission. After stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage will land on the Just Read the Instructions droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.
During the mission, the crew will be conducting over 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations in various areas, including life and physical sciences, advanced materials, technology development, in-space production applications, and student-led research.
The launch will be live-streamed by SpaceX and is expected to go live approximately one hour before liftoff. This latest mission marks another milestone for SpaceX and NASA’s partnership in advancing space exploration and scientific research.