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

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

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

NASA's Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems capable of carrying crews to low-Earth orbit and the space station. Her mission will be the Crew Dragon's second in a series of at least six round-trips to and from the International Space Station (ISS).

The online video is timed just forward of the scheduled return of the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission. Now, after its return, the spacecraft will be part of more crew missions to the ISS.

The group, all veterans of past ISS missions, will incorporate Akihiko Hoshide with Japan's JAXA space organization, Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency and NASA's Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur - who two months prior watched her husband Robert Behnken co-pilot the first-ever crewed flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.

Assuming the mission ends smoothly, the first of the Crew Dragon ferry missions - Behnken and Hurley's mission is considered a demo - will carry four astronauts to the ISS: Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, and Shannon Walker.

This is basically what NASA had in mind when it established the Crew program.

The other three crew members are also experienced astronauts.

NASA and its worldwide accomplices named four space explorers to team a SpaceX crucial the International Space Station in spring 2021 - amplifying staffing locally available the circling research facility. He first launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour for a visit to the station in 2008 and again aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for Expedition 49/50 in 2016. Her last trip to space was aboard the Space Shuttle in 2009, when she participated in the final servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope. In total, the retired Army colonel has spent 189 days in space and conducted six spacewalks.

Hoshide, of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), has flown aboard a space shuttle and two Soyuz rockets. In a new video, SpaceX provides a look at why they took on that task themselves, and how their unique and modern-looking spacesuits are created to be the flawless complement to their Dragon spacecraft, both aesthetically and functionally.

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