There was a company called Endeavor. There was resilience and endurance.

The fourth crew of the Crew Dragon will be going to the International Space Station.

Crew-4 will fly to the International Space Station in a new Dragon capsule.

Crew-4 is scheduled for liftoff next month, when it will transport Lindgren, two fellow NASA astronauts, and a European Space Agency colleague to the International Space Station.

The name celebrates a fundamental human right, and the industry and innovation that comes from it.

The name Freedom 7 is an homage to the Mercury-Redstone 3 rocket that took Alan Shepard into outer space in 1961.

Independence Day

The name Freedom could have a bigger meaning given the current crisis in Ukraine. The international space community has distanced itself from Russia due to its invasion of the country.

The US has had to rely on Russian-made rockets for many years after the retirement of the Space Shuttle.

The Crew Dragon has turned things around for the agency.

Through the Commercial Crew Program, NASA and SpaceX have restored a national capability and we honor the ingenuity and hard work of those involved.

The new name may be a celebration of the success of the US sending astronauts to the outpost. That's as American as Freedom Fries.

The French person on the International Space Station says everything is fine up there.

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