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NASA and SpaceX are continuing plans to launch Crew-3 astronauts to the International Space Station as early as Sunday Oct. 31, and targeting the return home of Crew-2 astronauts in the early-to-mid November timeframe.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour is pictured docked to the space-facing international docking adapter on the International Space Station's Harmony module.

While the International Space Station was traveling about 260 miles over the Western Australia, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft autonomously docked to the forward-facing port of the orbiting laboratory's Harmony module at 10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday, Aug. 30. Flight Engineers Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur of NASA monitored operations.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the company's uncrewed Dragon spacecraft atop, is raised to a vertical position at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A on Aug. 25, 2021.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Recovery

After its successful parachute-assisted splashdown off the coast of Tallahassee, Florida, at 11:29 p.m. EST on July 9, 2021, the cargo Dragon spacecraft was loaded aboard SpaceX's Go Navigator recovery ship.

Thomas Pesquet: This is over 2000 kg of science samples and equipment returning to the ground. Dragon is packed and ready to leave for Earth, scientist's can't wait!

NASA astronaut and Expedition 65 Flight Engineer Shane Kimbrough loads a Polar science freezer filled with critical research samples inside the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship for retrieval and analysis back on Earth.

Starbase Boca Chica Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Yes it is tiny but great things happen here: SpaceX's other (other) launch site in Boca Chica (I hear I'm supposed to call it Starbase now?). I couldn't spot a Starship on the pad but maybe I wasn't looking close enough.

With NASA astronaut Victor Glover monitoring aboard the International Space Station, an upgraded SpaceX cargo Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Docking Adapter on the station's space-facing port of the Harmony module at 9:05 a.m. EST.

Sentinel-6 First Stage Booster Landing

The first-stage booster of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket flies down to a landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California during the launch of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich mission. The Falcon 9 carrying the satellite lifted off from Vandenberg's Space Launch Complex 4 on Nov. 21, 2020, at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST).

Loading Up A Space Cargo Droid

The remaining time-sensitive payloads bound for the International Space Station on SpaceX's 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission are loaded into the Cargo Dragon spacecraft on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.

Observations conducted by the Murikabushi Telescope of Ishigakijima Astronomical Observatory confirmed that dark coating can reduce satellite reflectivity by half.

NASA astronauts (from left) Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker work inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft as they get ready for their approach and rendezvous with the International Space Station.

Crew Dragon And Falcon 9 In The Hangar

@SpaceX Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 in the hangar at Launch Complex 39A ahead of launching four astronauts to the @Space_Station; liftoff targeted for Saturday, November 14 at 7:49 p.m. EST

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, with the Crew Dragon atop, stands poised for launch at historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on May 21, 2020, ahead of NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission.

Preparing A Dragon For Flight

The Crew Dragon spacecraft that will be used for the Crew-1 mission for NASA's Commercial Crew Program undergoes processing inside the clean room at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

On March 19 and March 20, SpaceX teams in Firing Room 4 at Kennedy Space Center and SpaceX Mission Control along with NASA flight controllers in Houston, executed a full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for its first crew launch from American soil arrived at the launch site on Feb. 13, 2020.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon Launched

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station after launching at 11:50 p.m. EST Friday.

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is offloaded from the company's recovery ship, Go Searcher, at the Port Canaveral Army wharf in Florida, carrying the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft following the uncrewed In-Flight Abort Test, Jan. 19, 2020.

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