The Crew-6 astronauts lifted off onboard the Crew Dragon Endeavour atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at the Kennedy Space Center at 12:34 AM EST (05:34 UTC) on March 2. Dragon Endeavour completed its trip to the ISS 24 hours after launch.
This mission makes history by launching the second astronaut from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) into space, who will become the first Emirati to become a long-duration crew member on the ISS. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC) received this seat as a result of a deal between NASA and Axiom Space.
SpaceX and NASA were making the second attempt to launch of four people to the International Space Station (ISS) after an issue with the TEA-TEB engine ignition system scrubbed Monday’s attempt.