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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance arrives at rocket hangar with stunning photos

SpaceX’s Endurance spacecraft has arrived at the hangar, ready to launch.

This Halloween (October 31), SpaceX’s last crewed launch to the International Space Station will take 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 on a six-month trip to space. Launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket, the crew will travel to the station of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance.

Before take off, Endurance arrived at the hangar last night (October 25) amid final preparations for launch. Below you can see his arrival at the hangar in some great new photos.

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Mission Commander, NASA Rookie Astronaut Raja Chari shared photos on Twitter, stating “The Endurance is in the Hangar @NASAKennedy # Crew3 will be heading there tomorrow to deploy 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.

“Endurance has arrived at the Hangar! We can’t wait to get this @SpaceX Dragon up to @Space_Station in a few days …” he said.

SpaceX’s Endurance Crew Dragon spacecraft arrives at the hangar ahead of Crew-3’s launch. (Image credit: SpaceX)

As Endurance prepares for launch, so do its crew. Crew-3 will see the launch of Marshburn alongside rookie NASA astronauts Chari and Kayla Barron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer.

The crew showed their joy and enthusiasm ahead of the launch in a few photos below.

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The four astronauts on SpaceX's Crew-3 mission to NASA strike a pose in their launch suits before their launch on October 31, 2021. They are: (left to right) ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, mission specialist;  NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, pilot;  Raja Chari, commander;  and Kayla Barron, mission specialist.

The four astronauts on SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission to NASA strike a pose in their launch suits before their launch on October 31, 2021. They are: (left to right) ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, mission specialist; NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, pilot; Raja Chari, commander; and Kayla Barron, mission specialist. (Image credit: SpaceX)
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Crew-3 astronauts pose for a group photo inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.  They are: (from left to right) ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, mission specialist;  NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, pilot;  Raja Chari, commander;  and Kayla Barron, mission specialist.

Crew-3 astronauts pose for a group photo inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft. They are: (from left to right) ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, mission specialist; NASA astronauts Tom Marshburn, pilot; Raja Chari, commander; and Kayla Barron, mission specialist. (Image credit: SpaceX)
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Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn poses for a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn poses for a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft. (Image credit: SpaceX)
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Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn poses for a portrait in his SpaceX-issued launch suit.

Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn poses for a portrait in his SpaceX-issued launch suit. (Image credit: SpaceX)
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NASA Crew-3 Mission Commander Raja Chari poses for a portrait in his SpaceX launch suit.

NASA Crew-3 Mission Commander Raja Chari poses for a portrait in his SpaceX launch suit. (Image credit: SpaceX)
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German astronaut from the European Space Agency Matthias Maurer.  It will make its first flight into space on SpaceX's Crew-3 flight for NASA.

German astronaut from the European Space Agency Matthias Maurer. It will make its first flight into space on SpaceX’s Crew-3 flight for NASA. (Image credit: ESA)
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Crew-3 mission specialist NASA astronaut Kayla Barron poses for a photo inside SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

Crew-3 mission specialist NASA astronaut Kayla Barron poses for a photo inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. (Image credit: SpaceX)

The four astronauts will spend six months aboard the space station to live and work. You can follow them on their journey and watch the crew launch live right here on Space.com.

Email Chelsea Gohd at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @chelsea_gohd. Follow us on twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.



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