SpaceX has successfully launched the Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Crew-4 is SpaceX's fourth operational human spaceflight mission to the International Space Station for NASA as part of the Commercial Crew Program to support private space transportation companies.
The mission was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The first stage separated two and a half minutes later, and on the ninth minute after launch, it landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship. The second stage worked smoothly and successfully delivered the spacecraft to its planned orbit.
Crew Dragon-4 will bring NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, Jessica Watkins, and Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency (ESA) to the station.