A Falcon 9 rocket carrying SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launched for the ISS from Cape Canaveral in Florida early on the morning of April 27.
NASA said the international crew of astronauts will serve as the fourth commercial crew rotation mission aboard the space station.
The crew will carry out over 200 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,” according to SpaceX.
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville posted this video showing the rocket shooting across the early morning sky after liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center at around 3:52 am. Credit: NWS Jacksonville via Storyful