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Vascular Calcium material heading to the International Space Station aboard Crew-7

Launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft is launched on NASA's SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station on . (Credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

The launch of NASA's SpaceX Crew-7 mission is just around the corner, scheduled to take off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida tomorrow. The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, Endurance, is expected to dock with the International Space Station on the following day.

Endurance will carry four astronauts along with scientific equipment such as Bio-Monitor wearables for Vascular Calcium, a Canadian study that is part of NASA's CIPHER program. Vascular Calcium aims to determine if one year in space increases the arterial stiffness and insulin resistance that is already observed in six-month space flights.

Live coverage of the launch will begin on NASA TV on .

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