SpaceX Crew-2 mission to fly 4 astronauts to space station

Katie Ramirez
July 29, 2020

Also, that will make ready for a Crew Dragon case to be propelled on its first completely operational strategic, the space station, Crew-1, which is scheduled for late September.

NASA and its global partners named four astronauts to team a SpaceX mission to the worldwide Space Station in spring 2021 - augmenting staffing on board the orbiting laboratory. A minimum of three crew members have to be constantly present on the ISS to ensure it is working.

NASA astronaut Bob Behnken has recently shared stunning pictures of the sunrise from space. Behnken and Hurley are relied upon to get back from the ISS when this end of the week, and their protected return could allow the Crew Dragon vehicle official certification as a human-worthy rocket. On Tuesday, NASA announced the crew for the mission after that, called Crew-2. After being selected as an astronaut in 2000, she launched on space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, in 2009.

This will be Kimbrough's third trip to space and his second long-duration stay at the space station. The agency revealed the four people that will fly aboard that launch, including two NASA astronauts, as well as one from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and one from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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In 2014, NASA admitted two settled-value records: $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion to SpaceX, which wanted to plan a group commendable form of the Dragon case that had just been flying payload to and from the International Space Station.

The astronauts are a mix of astronauts from NASA and the space agency's worldwide partners. In total, the retired Army colonel has spent 189 days in space and conducted six spacewalks.

Two of the Crew-2 astronauts - Akihiko Hoshide and Thomas Pesquet - are from NASA's worldwide partners. NASA was paying Russian Federation for chairs aboard its flights also the Crew Dragon supplies flexibility to the space service to do exactly what it needs, while launch rockets is a costly undertaking. Pesquet, an astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA), spent 196 days in space following a Soyuz launch.

"I am thrilled to be the first European to fly on the new generation of US crewed spacecraft", Pesquet said.

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