SpaceX: here are the most beautiful photos of the successful launch of Crew-4

Successful launch of Crew-4, Wednesday, April 27, at 9:52 a.m. Paris time, from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The fourth astronauts on board were leaving for the Space station. Two of them have already stayed there: Kjell Lindgren, mission commander, and the European Samantha Cristoforetti.

Crew-4 is the fourth commercial flight to ISS aboard a ship Crew Dragon of SpaceXplaced on top of a launcher Falcon 9also from the company ofElon Musk. The new transport ship is named Freedom.

“Aboard the Station, Kjell, Bob, Jessica and Samantha will conduct research that will help the Nasa to prepare for long stays on the Moon – and possibly on Marsexplained the chief administrator of NASA, Bill Nelson. These missions would not be possible without the dedicated teams from NASA and SpaceX[ajoutons aussi l’ESA, NDLR]_ here on Earth. Good luck to Crew-4! »he launched.

The Arrival of the DragonISS is scheduled tonight, docking with the Harmony module.

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