That was amazing. Not just the successful launch but the first stage return landing, on a ship! On a circle!45 minutes until the launch of Crew-5. SpaceX livestream.
Anna Kikina will be the first Russian astronaut to fly on Dragon, and first Russian astronaut to fly on a US spacecraft that's not the Shuttle.
8th flight of Crew Dragon, second flight of this capsule, first flight of the booster which has gotten rare.
Edit: Successful launch, Dragon is in space. Based on an unlucky orbital alignment they'll need 29 hours to reach the ISS.
Atlas V has 20 launches left. It uses Russian engines so that number is known precisely, and all launches have been booked. Someone noted how the types of launches align with Tolkien's 20 rings:
Three launches will be US government satellites.
Seven launches will be Starliner capsules, where the rocket is shorter than usual.
Nine launches will be for Project Kuiper (Amazon).
That makes Viasat, the customer for the last launch, the Dark Lord?
Like a Heli pad, just incredible.