NASA Selects Kayla Barron for Fourth Seat on Crew-3 Mission Written 28 May 2021


NASA Astronaut Kayla Barron  | Credit: NASA

SPACE reports that NASA “has selected rookie astronaut Kayla Barron as the fourth crewmember to fly on SpaceX’s upcoming Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station.” Barron “will join fellow NASA astronauts Raja Chari (who will serve as commander of the mission) and Tom Marshburn (who will serve as the pilot), as well as European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer (who will serve as a mission specialist). Barron will also serve as a mission specialist.” This will be Barron’s first spaceflight, after joining NASA’s astronaut corps in 2017. NASA had planned “to assign the fourth seat to a Russian cosmonaut, but the agency was unable to work out an agreement with Roscosmos in time.” The Crew-3 mission “is scheduled to launch Oct. 23 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.”
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