|Mission type||ISS crew transport|
|Mission duration||14 days (in progress)|
~180 days (planned)
|Spacecraft||Crew Dragon Endeavour|
|Launch mass||12,519 kg (27,600 lb)|
|Landing mass||9,616 kg (21,200 lb)|
|Expedition||Expedition 65 / 66|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||23 April 2021, 09:49:02 UTC |
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Block 5 ( B1061.2)|
|Launch site||Kennedy LC-39A|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||31 October 2021 (planned)|
|Landing site||Atlantic Ocean|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Harmony forward|
|Docking date||24 April 2021, 09:08 UTC|
|Undocking date||August or September 2021|
|Time docked||14 days (in progress)|
~90 to 120 days (planned)
|Docking with ISS (relocation) [a]|
|Docking port||Harmony zenith|
|Docking date||August or September 2021 (planned)|
|Undocking date||October 2021 (planned)|
|Time docked||60-90 days (planned)|
NASA Crew-2 insignia
(L-R) McArthur, Pesquet, Hoshide and Kimbrough
SpaceX Crew-2 is the second crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and its third overall crewed orbital flight. The mission was launched on 23 April 2021 at 09:49:02 UTC (5:49:02 AM EDT).  The Crew-2 mission transported four members of the crew to the International Space Station (ISS).  Crew-2 also used the same capsule as Demo-2 ( Endeavour) and used the same booster as Crew-1 (B1061.1). Endeavour docked with the International Space Station on 24 April 2021 at 09:08 UTC. 
Expedition 65/ 66
K. Megan McArthur,
First ISS visit, second spaceflight
|Mission Specialist 1||
|Mission Specialist 2||
|Spacecraft commander||Not assigned|
|Mission Specialist 1||Satoshi Furukawa, JAXA|
|Mission Specialist 2||Matthias Maurer, ESA|
SpaceX Crew-2 arrived at the ISS on 24 April 2021, well ahead of the launch and docking of the Nauka module launching on a Proton-M launch vehicle on 15 July 2021 that will carry a portion of the European Robotic Arm (ERA). Expedition 65 crew members will oversee the installation of Nauka and the ERA on the ISS. 
The second SpaceX operational mission in the Commercial Crew Program launched on 23 April 2021.   The Crew Dragon Endeavour (C206), will dock to the International Docking Adapter (IDA) on the Harmony module. This mission is the first with astronauts onboard with a previously used booster rocket.  
All crew are veteran astronauts, though this is Megan McArthur's first visit to the ISS (as her first spaceflight was a shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope). Alongside the three other crew members, Megan McArthur is using the same seat of the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour in this mission which her husband, Bob Behnken, used in SpaceX Demo-2 mission, the first mission of the Endeavour capsule.  Akihiko Hoshide will serve as the second Japanese ISS commander during his stay.  It is the second mission by Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station and will be called Alpha, after Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations. 
|−6:40:00||11:09:00 PM||03:09:00||23 April
|−05:30:00||0:19:02 AM||04:19:02||CE launch readiness briefing|
|−05:00:00||0:49:02 AM||04:49:02||Launch shift on console|
|−04:59:59||0:49:03 AM||04:49:03||Dragon IMU align and configure for launch.|
|−04:30:00||1:19:02 AM||04:19:02||Dragon propellant pressurization|
|−04:20:00||1:29:02 AM||04:29:02||Crew weather brief|
|−04:10:00||1:39:02 AM||05:39:02||Crew handoff|
|−04:00:00||1:49:02 AM||05:49:02||Suit donning and checkouts|
|−03:20:00||2:29:02 AM||05:29:02||Crew walk out of Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building|
|−03:15:00||2:34:02 AM||05:34:02||Crew transportation to Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) by Tesla Model X with "RECYCLE" license plate|
|−02:55:00||2:54:02 AM||06:54:025||Crew arrives at pad|
|−02:35:00||3:14:02 AM||07:14:02||Crew ingress|
|−02:20:00||3:29:02 AM||07:29:02||Communication check|
|−02:15:00||3:34:02 AM||07:34:02||Verify ready for seat rotation|
|−02:14:00||3:35:02 AM||07:35:02||Suit leak checks|
|−01:55:00||3:54:02 AM||07:54:02||Hatch close|
|−01:10:00||4:39:02 AM||08:39:02||ISS state upload to Dragon|
|−00:45:00||5:04:02 AM||09:04:02||SpaceX launch director verifies go for propellant load|
|−00:42:00||5:07:02 AM||09:07:02||Crew access arm retracts|
|−00:38:00||5:11:02 AM||09:11:02||Dragon launch escape system is armed.|
|−00:35:00||5:14:02 AM||09:14:02||RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading begins; 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins.|
|−00:16:00||5:33:02 AM||09:33:02||2nd stage LOX loading begins.|
|−00:07:00||5:42:02 AM||09:42:02||Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch.|
|−00:05:00||5:44:02 AM||09:44:02||Dragon transitions to internal power|
|−00:01:00||5:48:02 AM||09:48:02||Command flight computer to begin final prelaunch checks; propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins.|
|−00:00:45||5:48:17 AM||09:48:17||SpaceX launch director verifies go for launch.|
|−00:00:03||5:48:59 AM||09:48:59||Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start.|
|+00:01:02||5:50:04 AM||09:50:04||Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)|
|+00:02:36||5:51:38 AM||09:51:38||1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)|
|+00:02:39||5:51:41 AM||09:51:41||1st and 2nd stages separate|
|+00:02:47||5:51:49 AM||09:51:49||2nd stage engine starts|
|+00:07:27||5:56:29 AM||09:56:29||1st stage entry burn|
|+00:08:47||5:57:49 AM||09:57:49||2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)|
|+00:09:03||5:58:05 AM||09:58:05||1st stage landing burn|
|+00:09:30||5:58:32 AM||09:58:32||1st stage landing|
|+00:11:58||6:01:00 AM||10:01:00||Crew Dragon separates from 2nd stage|
|+00:13:02||6:02:04 AM||10:02:04||Dragon nosecone open sequence begins|
|+1/||3:31 AM||07:31||24 April
|Dragon starts the final phase of the approach to the ISS. |
|+1/03:33||05:08 AM||09:08||Soft Capture to the ISS. |
|+1/03:33||05:20 AM||09:20||Dragon docked to the ISS. |
|+1/05:34||7:15 AM||11:15||Hatch opened. |
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