"Mars may be a fixer upper of a planet, but it has great potential," SpaceX founder Elon Musk said.
Almost 6,000 pounds of cargo and experiments are en route to the space station after a bright Thursday evening launch from Kennedy Space Center.
A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft scheduled to send supplies to the International Space Station this week remains grounded after an issue was identified during fueling.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk denied the sexual assault claim and called the story a "politically motivated hit piece."
Some 5,000 Starlink terminals, which are designed to provide high-speed broadband internet, have been delivered to aid Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia.
The four crew members will have 10 days to conduct research at the International Space Station.
International astronaut crew will share paella and other Spanish dishes on the space station.