SpaceX Crew 2 members, from left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide gather at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 16, 2021 to prepare for a mission to the International Space Station. The launch is targeted for April 22. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
UPDATED 4:35 PM PT – Friday, April 16, 2021
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 held a press conference to discuss their upcoming mission to the International Space Station. The four astronauts in the crew were introduced at the press conference Friday at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral.
The Crew-2 mission will launch from NASA’s historic Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on April 22. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon Endeavor will launch the mission.
“We came in on the plane over here, got to fly by the CR rocket, getting ready to go and it’s an amazing feeling,” NASA Pilot Megan McArthur said. “I have gone by before and there is really nothing like it when you look out the window and see a spaceship you’ll be on in a few days.”
SpaceX Crew 2 member, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur waves as she arrives at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday, April 16, 2021. The launch to the International Space Station is targeted for April 22. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
The four astronauts will join seven others at the Space Station when they arrive on April 23.