NASA's Space-X Crew-6 Mission
NASA's Space-X Crew-6 mission was successfully launched. SpaceX Crew-6 is the sixth crewed operational NASA commercial crew flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the ninth overall crewed orbital flight. Space-X Falcon-9 rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center No. 39A in Florida, USA.
- Space-X's Falcon-9 rocket will deliver four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). This is the sixth operational crew flight of Elon Musk's Space-X. This includes 2 from NASA, 1 from Russia and one astronaut from UAE.
- This team of astronauts will stay on the ISS for 6 months. Around here, astronauts will test a bioprinter capable of printing human cells and director in microgravity, down to the heart.
- The 4 passengers of the Crew-6 mission are NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren Woody Holberg. At the same time, there are also United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Alneyadi and Russian space agency Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fadeev.
Alnedi will become the fourth UAE astronaut and the first to go on a long-duration space mission. They have been selected under an agreement between NASA and Axiom Space at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC). According to SpaceX, the crew will spend six months at the station, where they will conduct more than 200 science experiments and technology demonstrations. This includes the necessary research to deal with heart related problems of space travelers.
First space flight
This space mission was the first space flight for UAE's Neyadi, US's Hoberg and Russia's Fadeev. Neyadi, 41, is the fourth astronaut from an oil-rich Arab country and the second from the UAE to travel to space. Fadeev is the second Russian cosmonaut to fly to the ISS on a SpaceX rocket.
At the same time, NASA astronauts regularly fly to the station on the Russian Soyuz vehicle. In fact, there remains a rare place of cooperation between Russia and America in space, because the Russian invasion in Ukraine continues to be a strong protest between the two countries.