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Crew-4

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Crew


Kjell N. Lindgren

Kjell N. Lindgren

  • Birthday: 01/23/1973
  • Role: Spacecraft Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 07/22/2015
  • Last Flight: 04/27/2022

Kjell Norwood Lindgren is a current NASA astronaut. Lindgren was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20. He launched to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of Expedition 44/45 on 22 July 2015.

Robert Hines

Robert Hines

  • Birthday: 01/11/1975
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/27/2022
  • Last Flight: 04/27/2022

Robert “Bob” Thomas Hines, Jr. is an American fighter pilot and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Jessica Watkins

Jessica Watkins

  • Birthday: 05/14/1988
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 04/27/2022
  • Last Flight: 04/27/2022

Jessica Andrea Watkins is an American geologist, former international rugby player, and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2017.

Samantha Cristoforetti

Samantha Cristoforetti

  • Birthday: 04/26/1977
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Italian
  • First Flight: 11/23/2014
  • Last Flight: 04/27/2022

Samantha Cristoforetti (born 26 April 1977 in Milan) is an Italian European Space Agency astronaut, Italian Air Force pilot and engineer. She holds the record for the longest uninterrupted spaceflight of a European astronaut (199 days, 16 hours), and until June 2017 held the record for the longest single space flight by a woman until this was broken by Peggy Whitson. She is also the first Italian woman in space. Samantha Cristoforetti is also known as the first person who brewed an espresso in space.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Crew-4

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

SpaceX Crew-4 is the fourth crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Crew-4

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 169 rockets, including 168 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 227 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1067

Booster B1067 last launched 01/07/2024 and has seen 16 successful launches and landings. Falcon 9 Block 5 booster first used for the CRS-22 mission.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

B1067

Agency


SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
2 years ago

Another step closer to the moon and Mars with SpaceX.

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Like I said,Spacex is the best provider of Air and Space museum exhibits at the moment.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

Not wrong Aaron, see if you can get your hands on a part or two as a collection they will be worth heaps in years to come . We have a small section of insulation from the Apollo 11 Command Service Module when it was being decommissioned before it was… Read more »

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

How do you do that?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

easy Aaron google ” Mini Museum ” and you will see heaps of items that you can purchase like the above .

Jay
Jay
1 year ago

Looking forward to watching!

Last edited 1 year ago by Jay
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Jay
1 year ago

Get your popcorn ready Jay we Aussies (down under ) are .
Bring it on SpaceX.!

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Fantastic launch again SpaceX and great coverage for us “space nuts ” to watch .
Keep up the great work .

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Fantastic launch yet again SpaceX and coverage for us earthlings .
Thank you from the folks in Australia ( down under).!