NASA and SpaceX show an epic trailer for the Crew-7 mission: Video

The NASA Space Agency and SpaceX are approaching an important moment — the launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Crew-7 mission. This event is scheduled for August 25. The astronauts are almost ready to go.

An important step in the preparation for the launch was published on Monday. The Space Agency has shared a rather interesting video that shows the preparatory processes before launch. You can watch this video below.

The members of Crew-7, jointly operated by NASA and SpaceX, include astronauts from different countries: American Jasmine Moghbeli from NASA, Andreas Mogensen from the European Space Agency (ESA), Satoshi Furukawa from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Konstantin Borisov from the Russian space agency Roscosmos.

On Sunday, this international team of astronauts left the NASA base in Houston after several months of intensive training, and went to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where they were preparing for the upcoming flight into space.

Four astronauts will launch aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft called Endurance. It will be launched into orbit by a Falcon 9 launch vehicle. They will live and work on the ISS for the next six months, being at an altitude of about 400 km above the Earth.

The launch will take place from launch complex 39A of the NASA Kennedy Space Center. The next day, August 26, the Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to dock at the orbital outpost.

This launch is part of NASA’s commercial crew program. This will be the eighth flight using the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. This is also the seventh crew exchange mission on NASA’s space station since 2020. This mission will also be the first for NASA since the Crew-6 flight in February, and the first with the team since the Ax-2 mission, which took place three months ago and brought four individuals to the ISS for a short stay.

Earlier, we reported on how the Crew-7 mission was suddenly postponed to a later date.

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