CRS 22 is resupplying the International Space Station. This mission is only the 4th commercial mission for SpaceX in 2021. The other 13 launches were for SpaceX's own Starlink constelllation.
The booster is a Block 5 on on a now rarely seen first flight. The Dragon capsule is on its first mission as well.
The mission to low-earth orbit will launch from Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Payload mass is ~ 3330 kg.
- Tardigrades - the cute, indestructible water bears - are used to study stress in space on organisms.
- Bobtail squids to study the interactions of animals with their microbes in micro gravity. Nature’s Cutest Symbiosis: The Bobtail Squid | I Contain Multitudes
- New roll-out solar panels.
Check your local time of launch at: www.timeanddate.com
Where to watch:
Background information about previous SpaceX launches: Wikipedia
Useful links to stay up to date on launches:
Spaceflightnow.com: Launch Schedule
Everyday Astronaut: Prelaunch Previews
NASA Spaceflight nasaspacefight.com