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CREW-8 LAUNCH TO ISS, Mar 3, 2024, KSC, 10:53 pm ET (NASA TV begins 6:45 pm ET)

Update March 2: The launch was postponed again due to weather. The new date is March 3 at 10:53 pm ET. NASA TV coverage begins 6:45 pm ET.

Update February 29:  The launch has been rescheduled due to unfavorable abort weather conditions along the East Coast (high winds and waves). The new schedule is:

  • Launch: Saturday, March 2, 11:16 pm ET (NASA coverage begins 7:15 pm ET)
  • P0st-Launch News Conference: Sunday, March 3, approximately 1:30 am ET (NASA TV)
  • Dock: Sunday, March 3, 2:10 pm ET (NASA coverage begins 11:30 am ET)
    • hatch opening usually occurs about 2 hours later followed by welcome remarks

Update, February 23: NASA has issued a press release listing all the media events it plans for this launch, which begin with crew arrival at KSC on February 25. See our separate listings for the others.

For the launch itself (at 12:04 am March 1), NASA TV coverage begins on February 29 at 8:00 pm ET, with a post-launch press conference at approximately 2:00 am ET on March 1.

Update, February 15: The IM-1 launch did slip a day, and now Crew-8 has slipped to March 1 at 12:04 am ET.

Original Entry: The next International Space Station crew rotation on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is targeted for February 28, 2024 at 12:49 am ET, a slip from February 22 because SpaceX is launching the Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission from the same launch pad on February 14 and need time to ready the launch pad for Crew Dragon.  If the IM-1 mission slips, the Crew-8 date also could also change.

The Crew-8 crew is composed of three NASA astronauts (Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps) and one from Roscosmos (Alexander Grebenkin).

Crew-8: Alexander Grebenkin (Roscosmos), Michael Barratt (NASA), Matthew Dominick (NASA), Jeanette Epps (NASA)


March 3
7:00 pm - 11:59 pm