What Rocket Launched Today? SpaceX Crew-4 Dragon 'Freedom' Upcoming

What Time is Rocket Launch Today?
12:00 AM, Eastern
April 27, 2022

SpaceX Crew-4 Dragon 'Freedom' Upcoming
Cape Canaveral Launch Schedule

Nasa Mission | SpaceX Mission | April 27, 2022, 12:00 AM, Eastern

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than 3:52 A.M for SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station launch Wednesday, April 27. Get ready to watch live SpaceX. Alan Shepard flew on May 5, 1961 the Freedom 7. SpaceX in honor of Alan Shepard original flight names the Crew-4 Dragon capsule C212 'Freedom'. This SpaceX flight will be marked as the fourth operational crewed mission to fly to the international space station. SpaceX's Crew-4 mision launches Crew Dragon was delayed from launching on Tudesday, April 19, 2022 to Friday, April 21, 2022, aboard the Falcon 9 booster with NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines and Jessica Watkins, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency (ESA) flying to the International Space Station (ISS). Alan Shepard flew on the original Freedom 7. Astronaut Alan Shepard lifted off on May 5, 1961 aboard the spacecraft Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) which is also known as Freedom 7. NASA had the ultimate objective of putting an astronaut into orbit around the Earth, the original flight was a 15-minute suborbital flight demonstrating the ability to withstand gforces on re-entry and testing the capsule's attitude control system. The Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) was original delivered to Cape Canaveral on December 9, 1960. SpaceX names the Crew-4 Dragon capsule C212 'Freedom' in honor of Alan Shepard original flight.