Crew-4 Mission

On Wednesday, April 27 at 7:37 p.m. ET, Dragon autonomously docked with the International Space Station. Falcon 9 launched the spacecraft to orbit from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida approximately 16 hours earlier at 3:52 a.m. ET.

During their time at the orbiting laboratory, the Crew-4 astronauts will conduct over 200 science experiments in areas such as materials science, health technologies, and plant science to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit and benefit life on Earth. Dragon and the Crew-4 astronauts will depart the station and return to Earth no earlier than September 2022.