Los Angeles: The US space agency (NASA) and SpaceX have launched the NASA Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket crew lifted off the Dragon spacecraft from Launch Pad 39A at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Shortly after launch, NASA confirmed that the main engine had cut off and the rocket had separated. The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed on the Dora SpaceX drone ship off the coast of Florida.
The Dragon Endurance spacecraft departed from the rocket’s second stage and headed for the International Space Station. The mission carried NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Kasada along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronauts Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos’ Anna Kekina. It has been sent to the ISS. According to NASA, the astronauts have reached the space safely.