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The SpaceX crew will fly to the International Space Station today

  Washington, AP A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift off on Monday carrying two NASA astronauts, a Russian astronaut and an Emirati, to the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon Crew-6 mission is set to lift off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:45 p.m. ET. Weather conditions are expected to be perfect. The Crew Dragon capsule, called Endeavor, is scheduled to dock with the ISS at 2:38 a.m. Tuesday, if all goes according to plan. NASA astronauts fly regularly NASA's Stephen Bowen and Warren Hoberg, Russia's Andrey Fadeev and United Arab Emirates' Sultan Al-Nyadi are scheduled to spend six months aboard the orbiting space station. Neyadi, 41, will be the fourth astronaut from an Arab country and the second from the oil-rich United Arab Emirates to travel to space; His compatriot Hazza al-Mansoori flew on an eight-day mission in 2019.