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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Ahead of Schedule for Docking

11 Nov 2021, 20:40 UTC
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Ahead of Schedule for Docking
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The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour is pictured during its approach to the International Space Station on April 24, 2021.
NASA Television and the agency’s website are providing live continuous coverage of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, flying on Crew Dragon Endurance, currently are ahead of the planned mission timeline. The international crew of four now are expected to dock with the microgravity laboratory at approximately 6:33 p.m. EST, today, Thursday, Nov. 11.
Here’s an updated timeline of mission activities:
All times approximate (EST)
3:31 p.m. – Mattias Maurer Downlink Event for Germany
5:06 p.m. – Approach Initiation Burn
6:33 p.m. – Docking
The hatch opening and welcome ceremony also are expected to move ahead in the timeline.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission lifted off at 9:03 p.m. on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the agency’s third crew rotation mission.
More details about the mission and NASA’s commercial crew program can be found by following the commercial crew blog, @commercial_crew and commercial crew on Facebook.
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