SpaceX And NASA Prepare For the Historic Launch of Crew-1


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SpaceX And NASA Prepare For the Historic Launch of Crew-1

SpaceX And NASA Prepare For the Historic Launch of Crew-1

Crew-1 will be SpaceX’s first operational crewed mission to the International Space Station. Here’s how it could launch a new era of commercial fleet missions.

We saw Demo-2 head to space with astronauts and return safely. But that was just a test. Now SpaceX is ready for the real deal: Crew-ONE. And like many of SpaceX’s endeavours, it’s making a lot of firsts.

Crew-1 will be SpaceX’s first operational crewed mission to the International Space Station, officially launching the new era of commercial fleet missions. Unlike Demo-2, Crew-1 will be a bit more crowded, with four passengers onboard. First-time NASA astronaut Victor Glover will be joined by fellow astronauts Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.

With more crew members onboard, that means more science can be done on the ISS. Crew Dragon was built to accommodate up to 7 passengers, with the extra room on this trip being taken up by cargo. And for this momentous occasion, the astronauts named their capsule Resilience.


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