The Elon Musk-led SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Monday. The four astronauts will board the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the flying laboratory for a six-month-long mission.
Nasa astronauts Stephen Bowen and Warren “Woody” Hoburg, along with United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi and Russian space agency, Roscosmos, cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev are going to the flying laboratory for a six-month mission to conduct scientific research.
This is the second time that a Russian astronaut is being launched to space on Musk’s spacecraft, however, it's the first time an Arab astronaut is flying to space with the mission.
The Crew-6 mission with the four astronauts will launch from Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida. The four-member crew will spend a day in transit rendezvousing with the Space Station in zero gravity.
During their six-month-long stay, the astronauts will be involved in several experiments
around human physiology, and technological developments that are aimed at
enhancing future space travel. The experiments are aimed at better understanding the
limits of the human body in spaceflight.