SpaceX's Endurance spacecraft has arrived at the hangar, ready for launch.
This Halloween (Oct. 31), SpaceX's latest crewed launch to the International Space Station will lift off from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:21 a.m. EDT (0621 GMT). The mission will send four astronauts off on a six-month journey in space. Launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the crew will travel to the station in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance.
Ahead of the liftoff, Endurance arrived at the hangar last night (Oct. 25) amidst final launch preparations. Below, you can see its arrival at the hangar in stunning new photos.
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The mission's commander, rookie NASA astronaut Raja Chari shared the photos on Twitter (opens in new tab), stating "Endurance is in the hangar @NASAKennedy #Crew3 will be headed there tomorrow for roll out to meet our ride and get ready for our Halloween launch to join @NASA_Astronauts on the @Space_Station."
Crew-3 pilot and veteran NASA astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn shared the photo below of Endurance on Twitter (opens in new tab).
"Endurance has arrived at the Hangar! We can't wait to ride this @SpaceX Dragon to the @Space_Station in a few days..." he said.
While Endurance readies for launch, so does its crew. Crew-3 will see Marshburn launch alongside rookie NASA astronauts Chari and Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer.
The crew showcased their joy and excitement ahead of launch in some photos below.
The four astronauts will spend six months aboard the space station living and working. You can follow them along on their journey and watch the crew launch live right here at Space.com.