NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX CREW-2 manned mission to the ISS

NASA to Provide Coverage of Astronauts' Return from Space Station on SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

SpaceX's Crew Dragon, the primary spacecraft made within NASA's Commercial Crew app to really carry astronauts in space, is still connected to the International Space Station now, but that is not stopping the space agency from preparing its own prospective Crew Dragon paths. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will also be accompanying them.

NASA has revealed that it is targeting for a late-September launch of it's SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the space station.

Five individuals are right now locally available the ISS: Two Russian cosmonauts and NASA's Chris Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, and Behnken, The last two showed up at the space station in May subsequent to directing SpaceX's Crew Dragon case on its notable excursion.

All four Crew-2 astronauts are space veterans who have been to the ISS multiple times.

As mentioned, Dragon is set to come back from the ISS on August 1, splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean with astronauts on board on August 2, provided weather and everything else cooperates. In a statement today, NASA disclosed the team of Crew-2, the next flight of the high tech capsule of SpaceX. McArthur is also the wife of fellow astronaut Bob Behnken, who is now at the ISS having launched on Crew Dragon for its first-ever human spaceflight. They'll don them again later this week for the return trip. McArthur operated the shuttle's robotic arm over the course of the 12 days and 21 hours she spent in space, capturing the telescope and moving crew members during the five spacewalks needed to fix and upgrade it. In total, the retired Army colonel has spent 189 days in space and conducted six spacewalks.

She earned her wings aboard STS-125, the final space shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.

The station is a critical testbed for NASA to understand and overcome the challenges of long-duration spaceflight. He was also part of the Japanese crew that in June 2008 installed the Kibo's Pressurized Module (PM) on the ISS.

Pesquet is an ESA astronaut that has been to the ISS on two previous occasions as part of Expeditions 50/51 and Expedition 64/65.

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