SpaceX test-fires rocket for Crew-6 astronaut launch (photos)

SpaceX’s rocket test-fired the rocket for its next astronaut launch early Friday (Feb. 24)  in a dress rehearsal to send a new crew into space next week.

A Falcon 9 rocket performed a static fire for SpaceX on Friday (Feb. 24) with its Crew Dragon Endeavour capsule on top. The dress rehearsal was one of the last milestones before SpaceX launches four astronauts on the Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station on Monday (Feb. 27). Liftoff is scheduled for 1:45 a.m. EST (0645 GMT) and you’ll be able to watch it live on

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