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NASA, SpaceX to launch space mission on Saturday


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NASA and SpaceX are targeting Saturday to launch the eighth crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

The mission, codenamed "Crew-8," is the eighth rotational mission to the ISS for NASA's Commercial Crew Program.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the crew aboard a Dragon spacecraft from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:16 p.m. Saturday Eastern Time, according to NASA.

The Crew-8 mission will carry NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt and Jeanette Epps, as well as Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos to the space station.

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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