Canadian cargo launches with Crew-5 to the International Space Station
On , the fifth SpaceX Crew Dragon mission will launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The next day, the vehicle will dock autonomously to the International Space Station (ISS), delivering vital supplies.
The crew includes NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada as well as mission specialists JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina. Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen will support the astronauts' families leading up to launch.
Equipment for Canadian science experiments will be part of the cargo:
- Two Bio-Monitor smart shirts and headbands, which will be used to collect data for CARDIOBREATH, a Canadian investigation into how blood pressure changes during stays in microgravity
- Replenishments for glucose test kits, part of equipment for Vascular Aging, a Canadian experiment testing how astronauts' bodies process glucose in space.
Live coverage of Crew Dragon’s launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket will be available on NASA TV on , beginning at 8:30 am ET (launch scheduled for 12:00 pm ET). Rendezvous and docking will also be broadcast on (docking scheduled for 4:57 pm ET).
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