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NASA, SpaceX launch Crew 5 to International Space Station(17 images)

NASA and SpaceX's Crew 5 mission launched to the International Space Station on Wednesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata and Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina make up the crew, who will work aboard the space station for six months.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launchpad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on October 5, 2022. NASA's Crew-5 mission is on its way to the International Space Station. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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A closer look as the rocket lifts off. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heads toward the space station. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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From left to right, Crew 5 members Anna Kikina of Russia, Americans Josh Cassada and Nicole Mann and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata pose for photos before boarding the spacecraft. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
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