Four Crewed Launches Scheduled for Space Coast Before Summer Written 1 February 2023


Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon approaching the ISS. | Credit: NASA/SpaceX; Wikipedia; Public Domain

The Orlando Sentinel reports that in the next few months, “14 more humans could launch from U.S. soil as SpaceX has three missions set to lift off from Kennedy Space Center on Crew Dragons,” while The Boeing Company “looks to send its CST-100 Starliner up to the International Space Station for the first time with people on board.” Kathryn Lueders, NASA’s associate administrator for the Space Operations Mission Directorate, said, “We’re heading into, I would say one of the busiest increments in the history of station. We have a string of critical missions coming up.” Upcoming launches include “not only crewed flights from the Space Coast, but [also] a replacement Soyuz capsule to be sent up from Russia to the station for one damaged by micrometeorites and resupply missions from SpaceX, Northrop Grumman and Russia in the next four months.”
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