- SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center at 7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday, rocketing four astronauts into space.
- It’s the first full-length mission NASA has contracted from Elon Musk’s company, and NASA’s first full-length commercial space mission overall.
- Crew-1 will also be the longest-duration human spaceflight mission ever launched from US soil.
- Here’s what to expect as SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship flies to orbit and back.
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SpaceX is about to launch its most important NASA mission yet: On Saturday, Elon Musk’s rocket company is slated to send four astronauts to the International Space Station on its Crew Dragon spaceship.
Crew-1, as the flight is called, will be SpaceX’s first full-length mission for NASA. It’s also the company’s second time launching people and the longest-duration human space mission ever launched from US soil. The current record, 84 days, has