Crew-5 Astronauts Prepare for Historic Mission Written 22 September 2022


SpaceX Crew-5 astronauts. From left are Anna Kikina, mission specialist; Josh Cassada, pilot; Nicole Mann, spacecraft commander; and Koichi Wakata, mission specialist with JAXA | Credit: SpaceX; NASA

SPACE reports that Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina along with two American astronauts and a Japanese astronaut are to “fly to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than Oct. 3, 2022 at 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT) on SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance spacecraft.” The four, as part of the Crew-5 mission, “entered a routine pre-flight quarantine on Monday (Sept. 19), according to a NASA statement.”
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