NASA Names Fourth Astronaut to Crew-3 Mission Written 18 May 2021


NASA Astronaut Kayla Barron  | Credit: NASA

Space News reports that NASA “announced May 17 it has assigned another astronaut to the next commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, a sign that NASA no longer expects to complete a seat barter agreement with Roscosmos in time for that flight.” NASA “said that Kayla Barron will join the Crew-3 mission, launching on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft scheduled for launch no earlier than” October 23. Barron “joins NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer, who had been assigned to Crew-3 last December.”
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