A timelapse of Launchpad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, where the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endurance sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket, ready to carry Crew-3 to the International Space Station.
Initially scheduled for launch on 31 October 2021, this Dragon will wait a bit longer due to weather along the flight path and a minor medical issue affecting a member of its crew. The next launch attempt is now no earlier than 03:36 GMT/04:36 CET, Sunday, 7 November.
When it does fly, it will transport ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer, as a member of Crew-3 alongside NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn and Kayla Barron, to his new home in space. Matthias's arrival to the International Space Station will mark the start of ESA’s six-month long Cosmic Kiss mission, where he will support over 35 European and many more international experiments in orbit.