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NASA sets date for SpaceX Crew-6 launch to International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — NASA has set a date for its next crewed launch to the International Space Station.

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Four astronauts are set to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center on Feb. 26.

This mission will be the first time SpaceX will send a United Arab Emirates astronaut to space.

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UAE astronaut Sultan Alneyadi will serve as a mission specialist for Crew-6.

Alneyadi will be joined by NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg.

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Russian cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will serve as the fourth member of Crew-6.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Endeavor spacecraft will send the crew to the ISS for a science expedition.

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NASA plans to provide more details at a news conference on Wednesday.

Channel 9 will have continuing coverage on of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-6 mission on Eyewitness News.

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