The Crew-6 mission is to be launched on February 27 from the Kenedy Space Centre of NASA located in Cape Canaveral. It is a joint operation of both NASA and SpaceX. The Crew Dragon capsule will be carried by the Falcon 9 rocket of SpaceX. The capsule is being sent to the International Space Station.
The mission is launching 2 US astronauts, one Russian Cosmonaut, and a UAE astronaut. This is Crew Dragon’s fourth flight. Previous flights of Crew Dragon were as follows:
- Demo-2 Crew Test flight
- Crew-2 flight in 2021
- Private Axiom Mission-1
The landing site of the mission is the Atlantic Ocean. It is a part of the Commercial Crew Program of NASA. The program provides crew transportation services, that is, carrying cargo and astronauts from and to ISS.
The Crew-6 launch comes after Russia is preparing to send Soyuz MS-23 to replace Soyuz MS-22. Due to a coolant leak in Soyuz MS-22, the astronauts were stranded in space.