SpaceX and NASA Look to Launch Next Commercial Crew Mission to ISS Written 11 January 2023

International Space Station, as captured by NASA astronaut Ron Garan during a spacewalk 12 July 2011. | Credit: Ron Garan; NASA

SPACE reports that NASA and SpaceX “are targeting mid-February for the launch of the next commercial crew mission to the International Space Station (ISS).” A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket “will carry a crew of four to orbit aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor, where the spacecraft will rendezvous and dock with the ISS for approximately six months of research and station maintenance.” Crew-6 will be SpaceX’s “tenth crewed flight, and the fourth for Dragon Endeavor, which also launched Demo-2, Crew-2, and Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission.” Aboard Endeavor, a duo of NASA astronauts, Mission Commander Stephen Bowen and Pilot Woody Hoburg, “will fly alongside United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut Sultan Al Neyadi and Roscosmos cosmonaut and mission specialist Andrey Fedyaev.”
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