NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 Launches Towards International Space Station

NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 mission, en route to the ISS, lifted off successfully from the Florida coast on Sunday night.

The Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon Endeavour spacecraft, launched at 10:53 p.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

The mission includes 3 American astronauts and 1 Russian cosmonaut who will spend approximately 28 hours traveling to the ISS, where they will commence a 6 month mission.

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Originally scheduled for Saturday night, the launch was postponed due to elevated winds at the launch site and along the spacecraft's flight track.

The Crew-8 team comprises NASA astronauts Dominick, Barratt, and Epps, along with Alexander Grebenkin from Russia.

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Minutes after launch, first-stage separation and successful booster return were confirmed, followed by the spacecraft's separation and entrance into orbit.

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Crew-8's mission includes conducting around 200 scientific experiments, including medical studies and technology demonstrations.