NASA and SpaceX teams just concluded a weather briefing with the decision to proceed with launch countdown. Weather officials with Cape Canaveral Space Force Station’s 45th Weather Squadron continue to predict a 95% chance of favorable weather conditions for Crew-6 launch, with the flight through precipitation rule serving as the primary weather concern. Conditions along the Dragon ascent corridor are within acceptable limits, but will remain a watch item throughout the launch countdown.
Crew-6 will carry two NASA astronauts – Mission Commander Stephen Bowen and Pilot Warren Hoburg – along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, who join as mission specialists, to the International Space Station. Liftoff is targeted for 12:34 a.m. EST March 2, from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A.
The crew is scheduled for a long-duration stay of about six months aboard the space station conducting science and maintenance before returning to Earth.
Stay with us as the countdown continues; we’ll keep you updated on the key milestones throughout this important mission. Watch NASA’s live broadcast on NASA Television and the agency’s website.