Hatch Closed on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Endurance

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts are seen inside the Crew Dragon spacecraft just before their seats were rotated into a launch position on Nov. 10, 2021. Photo credit: NASA

The hatch is now closed on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance by the crew. Liftoff of NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer is just a little under two hours away (9:03 p.m. EST) for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-3 mission.