NASA and SpaceX have announced that the pair’s autumn mission to send four astronauts to International space station It will be released no later than October 23.
The decision was made when the two organizations were preparing for an astronaut launch, previously known as the Crew-2It is currently slated for April 22 and will take crews from three space agencies to the orbiting laboratory: NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and European astronaut Meghan Macarthur ( ESA) Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.
October release, voiceover Crew -3It will also take four astronauts to the orbiting laboratory for six months.NASA has already announced that the flight will carry US astronauts Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. Has been made public
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In conjunction with the Crew-3 launch window on October 23, the Crew-2 will return to Earth no earlier than October 31, giving the two groups a week of overlapping time to switch the space station to the occupants. Live safely
Crew-3 will be SpaceX’s third full-crew mission for NASA. Two-month demonstration mission in May 2020..
SpaceX is one of two companies working with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to send astronauts to the International Space Station. Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner The vehicle will begin operating that flight once the test flight is finished, perhaps this year.
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