SpaceX Launching Four More Astronauts to International Space Station !! Check Out For More Details!
NASA, SpaceX is ready to launch its four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on April 20th. The US (NASA) and SpaceX target the 20th of April to launch the ISS’s new crew mission. Washington, SpaceX, targets the 20th of April to launch the 2nd crew rotation for NASA that will be launching four astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket ISS. Read below, to know in detail.
The initial mission was to fly two international partner crew members as part of the agency’s CCP, NASA stated through some posts. The astronauts Megan McArthur along with Shane Kimbrough will be serving as spacecraft commander and pilot. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Mr Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency astronaut Mr Thomas Pesquet will be joining as mission specialists. The mission will lift off from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s KSC in Florida.
The crew is scheduled for a long-duration stay aboard the orbiting laboratory, surviving and working as part of it to be a seven-member crew. The space agency also detailed about the lift-off and timing. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is going to launch from NASA’s Launch Complex 39A at KSC, Florida. The 4 astronauts are deemed to camp working as part of a 7-member crew at the ISS. They are about to return in 2021 fall. Both SpaceX and NASA are gearing up for the launch of the 3rd mission too, which will be launching off Earth this fall, during the return of batch-2 of astronauts.
The Crew-2 mission’s arrival at the station might overlap with the Crew-1 mission astronauts’ return stationed at the ISS.
NASA astronauts Mr Victor Glover, Mr Michael Hopkins, & Mr Shannon Walker, & JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi are listed to return in April or May. Hopkins (Crew Dragon Commander) at the time Glover was the pilot. Both were the mission specialists then.
Launched in Nov 2020, the Crew-1 mission was the initial crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft NASA approved it for regular flights to the ISS as part of its CCP.
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