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.
SpaceX Crew-6 is the sixth crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA's Commercial Crew Program.
Launch Crew Count 4
Landing Time On-Going
Date Of Birth 1964-02-13
Date Of Birth 1985-09-16
Date Of Birth 1981-02-26
Date Of Birth 1981-05-23
Height 70.00 Meters
Max Stages 2
Mass To GTO 8300 kg
Liftoff Thrust 7607 kN
Diameter 3.65 Meters
Mass To LEO 22800 kg
Liftoff Mass 549 Tonnes
Launch Success 173
Consecutive Success 173
Maiden Flight 2018-05-11
Launch Failures 0
Flight Proven Yes
Landing Attempt Yes
Landing Success Yes
The Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is a human spaceflight program operated by NASA, in association with American aerospace manufacturers Boeing and SpaceX. The program conducts rotations between the expeditions of the International Space Station program, transporting crews to and from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Boeing Starliner and SpaceX Crew Dragon capsules, in the first crewed orbital spaceflights operated by private companies.
The International Space Station programme is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the sixteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and utilization, and responsibilities for crew rotation and resupply of the International Space Station. It was conceived in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan, during the Space Station Freedom project as it was originally called.
NASA will host a mission overview news briefing about the upcoming Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station.
NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg as well as UAE astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will answer press questions regarding their upcoming mission to the International Space Station for the Crew-6 mission.
NASA will hold a news teleconference ahead of the launch of the Crew-6 mission towards the International Space Station.
NASA will hold a news conference following the launch of the Crew-6 mission towards the International Space Station.
The Crew-6 Crew Dragon will dock autonomously to the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station.
Crew-6 astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft from the zenith port of the Harmony module to its forward port.
Crew-6 astronauts will relocate the Crew Dragon spacecraft from the forward port of the Harmony module to its zenith port.
The Crew-6 Crew Dragon will undock from the International Space Station, carrying four astronauts. It will then reenter the Earth's atmosphere and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Crew-6 Crew Dragon will splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, bringing four astronauts back to Earth after spending six months on the International Space Station.
The Launch Pad