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Rocket Launch: NET April 22, 2021 TBA | SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2

Apr 22, 2021 TBA Kennedy Space Center 39A SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2


Human spaceflight continues with the second crew rotation mission to the International Space Station. NASA's SpaceX Crew-2 mission will launch astronauts on an American spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station. Aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be four astronauts: NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Learn more about the Commercial Crew Program flight assignments


Currently, no launch viewing packages are available for this launch. Those who wish to view this launch from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex can anticipate that viewing packages will include admission and access to exclusive viewing locations. Check back as launch dates and times are confirmed, and for launch viewing opportunities from the visitor complex.

As part of our commitment to creating a Trusted Space for our guests and employees, measures and procedures are in place including limiting attendance, requiring face coverings and temperature checks, accommodating social distancing and increasing the frequency of sanitization. Learn more about the visitor complex's commitment to creating a trusted space for you and your crew.


Availability of upcoming viewing opportunities is dependent upon the scheduled launch time and is subject to NASA and U.S. Air Force approval. Launch date, time, and viewing opportunities are subject to change. Launches can be affected by technical and mechanical issues as well as range operations and weather, either in advance or at the last minute.

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Rocket Launch: NET April 22, 2021 TBA | SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2


NASA astronaut R. Shane Kimbrough

Shane Kimbrough, NASA Astronaut

NASA astronaut Megan McArthur

Megan McArthur, NASA Astronaut

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide

Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA Astronaut

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Thomas Pesquet, ESA Astronaut

Rocket Launch: TBD | ULA Atlas V Boeing CST-100 Starliner Orbital Flight Test 2 (UNCREWED)