SpaceX launches Crew-5 mission for NASA | What is Crew-5 mission?

SpaceX launches Crew-5 mission for NASA | What is Crew-5 mission?

SpaceX on Wednesday flew four people from Florida to the International Space Station.

The mission is SpaceX's fifth operational crew launch for NASA to date, and the company's eighth human spaceflight in just two years.

SpaceX on Wednesday flew four people from Florida to the International Space Station.

The mission is SpaceX's fifth operational crew launch for NASA to date, and the company's eighth human spaceflight in just two years.

"It was an easy climb," NASA astronaut and Crew-5 commander Nicole Mann said after the spacecraft reached orbit, adding, "You got three crooks who are just so happy floating in space."

Crew-5 got off the ground soon after 12:00 noon. ET is embarking on an estimated 29-hour journey to dock with the ISS.

The mission brings the number of astronauts launched by SpaceX to 30, including both government and private missions, since its first crewed launch in May 2020.