NASA, SpaceX’s Crew-3 launches into orbit, bound for space station

The SpaceX Crew-3 launch had been postponed multiple times, due to weather and then health issues, but a Falcon 9 rocket finally lifted off from Kennedy Space Center just after 9 p.m. Wednesday evening. The astronauts will head to the International Space Station (ISS) and plan to complete scientific experiments while there.

NASA SpaceX astronauts prepare for night launch

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft are scheduled to lift off from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39 tonight, carrying NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer to the International Space Station for the third crew rotation mission under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

Art that traveled on Inspiration4 mission up for sale

Jon Louis Gonzalez always had a love for outer space. The Space Coast local grew up watching rockets soar through the sky. Now, at 27 with an art studio of his own in Miami, he is carving out a “space art” niche for himself.