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Crew-1

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 80% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Crew


Michael S. Hopkins

Michael S. Hopkins

  • Birthday: 12/28/1968
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 09/25/2013
  • Last Flight: 11/16/2020

Michael Scott Hopkins (born December 28, 1968) is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and a current NASA astronaut. Hopkins was selected in June 2009 as a member of the NASA Astronaut Group 20. He made his first spaceflight as a Flight Engineer on Soyuz TMA-10M/Expedition 37/Expedition 38, from September 2013 until March 2014. He was the first member of his astronaut class to fly in space. As well as being the first member of his class to fly in space, he is set to become the first member of his class to return to space in 2019 as Commander of the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station.

Victor J. Glover

Victor J. Glover

  • Birthday: 04/30/1976
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 11/16/2020
  • Last Flight: 11/16/2020

Victor Jerome Glover is a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.

Glover is a Commander in the U.S. Navy who hails from Pomona, California and Prosper, Texas. He is an F/A-18 pilot and graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. Glover holds degrees from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Air University and Naval Postgraduate School. He was a naval legislative fellow working on the personal staff of the Honorable John McCain supporting defense and foreign relations policy and oversight.

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

  • Birthday: 06/04/1965
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 06/15/2010
  • Last Flight: 11/16/2020

Shannon Walker is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut, whose first space mission was Expedition 24 on the International Space Station with take-off on 15 June 2010.She is married to a fellow NASA astronaut, the Australian-born Andy Thomas. She is a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and The Ninety-Nines International Organization of Women Pilots.

Soichi Noguchi

Soichi Noguchi

  • Birthday: 04/15/1965
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • First Flight: 07/26/2005
  • Last Flight: 11/16/2020

Soichi Noguchi (野口 聡一 Noguchi Sōichi, born 15 April 1965 in Yokohama, Japan) is a Japanese aeronautical engineer and former JAXA astronaut. His first spaceflight was as a Mission Specialist aboard STS-114 on 26 July 2005 for NASA’s first “return to flight” Space Shuttle mission after the Columbia disaster. He was most recently in space as part of the Soyuz TMA-17 crew and Expedition 22 to the International Space Station (ISS), returning to Earth on 2 June 2010. He is the fifth Japanese astronaut to fly in space and the fourth to fly on the space shuttle.

Mission


Crew-1

  • Type: Human Exploration
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $52,000,000

SpaceX Crew-1 is the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 181 rockets, including 180 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 239 rocket launches.

Launch Complex 39A

Rocket


SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5

Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the reliable and safe transport of satellites and the Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The Block 5 variant is the fifth major interval aimed at improving upon the ability for rapid reusability.

Falcon 9 Block 5

Landing


Core B1061

Booster B1061 last launched 06/08/2024 and has seen 21 successful launches and landings. Booster which launched Crew-1, Crew-2 and IXPE.

Just Read the Instructions – JRTI

Third (Marmac 303) ASDS barge, Just Read the Instructions (JRTI) is currently used to recover Falcon 9 and Heavy boosters in the Altantic Ocean.

Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship – ASDS

An autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) is an ocean-going vessel derived from a deck barge, outfitted with station-keeping engines and a large landing platform. Construction of such ships was commissioned by aerospace company SpaceX to allow for recovery of rocket first-stages at sea for high-velocity missions which do not carry enough fuel to return to the launch site after lofting spacecraft onto an orbital trajectory.

B1061

Agency


SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX operates from many pads, on the East Coast of the US they operate from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and historic LC-39A at Kennedy Space Center. They also operate from SLC-4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, usually for polar launches. Another launch site is being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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