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Crew-3

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
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Crew

Matthias Maurer

Matthias Maurer

Status: Active
3/18/1970 -
Nationality: German
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/11/2021
Last Flight: 11/11/2021

Maurer applied to the European Space Agency as an astronaut in 2008, but was not initially appointed to the European Astronaut Corps. He formally joined the European Astronaut Corps in July 2015. In March 2018, he gained certification to perform International Space Station-related spacewalks in the American spacesuit EMU. In 2018 he also successfully graduated from both basic astronaut training and pre-assignment training and thus became fully certified to go to space.
On 28 July 2020, Maurer was announced as a backup for Thomas Pesquet for the ISS expedition 65. His own flight is scheduled to take place no earlier than September 2021 aboard SpaceX Crew-3.

Raja Chari

Raja Chari

Status: Active
6/24/1977 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/11/2021
Last Flight: 11/11/2021

Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari is an American test pilot and NASA astronaut of the class of 2017. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, MIT, and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, and has over 2,000 flying hours.

Thomas Marshburn

Thomas Marshburn

Status: Active
8/29/1960 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 7/15/2009
Last Flight: 11/11/2021

Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. He served as a Mission Specialist on STS-127. Marshburn was a member of the Soyuz TMA-07M crew which launched to ISS in December 2012 to join Expedition 34. Served as flight engineer for Expedition 34 and 35.

Kayla Barron

Kayla Barron

Status: Active
9/19/1987 -
Nationality: American
Type: Government
First Flight: 11/11/2021
Last Flight: 11/11/2021

Kayla Jane Barron is an American submarine warfare officer and NASA astronaut candidate of the class of 2017.

Mission

Crew-3

Type: Human Exploration
Launch Cost: $52,000,000

SpaceX Crew-3 is the third crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Mission patch for Crew-3

Location

Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

207 rockets have launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA.

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Rocket

Falcon 9 Block 5 – SpaceX

Family: Falcon
Length: 70 m
Diameter: 3.65 m
Launch Mass: 549 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 22800 kg

The Falcon 9 Block 5 was manufactured by SpaceX with the first launch on 2018-05-11. Falcon 9 Block 5 has 121 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 121 launches. 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.

Landing

B1067 has landed on ASDS ASOG after launching the Crew-3 mission.

A Shortfall of Gravitas – ASOG

The fourth ASDS barge, A Shortfall of Gravitas (ASOG) 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.

Agency

SpaceX

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: SpX
Administration: CEO: Elon Musk
Founded: 2002
Launchers: Falcon
Spacecraft: Dragon
Country: USA

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O'Neill
1 year ago

Four of the “Right Stuff ” .Human exploration is a wonderful thing . The Mercury Gemini , Apollo etc crews would be proud .
Their legacy will live on .

Don Buchanan
Don Buchanan
11 months ago

Have a safe launch.

Ron Frames
Ron Frames
10 months ago

“God Speed John Glenn” to the flight crew!

Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
10 months ago

I Echo that Sentiment Ken and Judy.Will you both watch the launch?

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Aaron Gosnell
10 months ago

Sure will Aaron, it will be around 2pm Sunday afternoon here in South Australia its a great event to see something like this live . Keep them coming SpaceX and NASA.
Enjoy the launch Aaron we will.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
10 months ago

P.S . A few delays over the last week but watching now and ready to launch folks . Bring it on.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
10 months ago

Great nominal launch and coverage folks its always amazing to watch.
Holidays among the stars say hi to the crew on the ISS for us .
Keep up the fantastic partnership SpaceX that you have with NASA because you folks are taking us to the future .

mikezang
mikezang
10 months ago

It is said that will be CZ-2D with Daqi 1 on Thu · Nov 25th, 2021
0:15 AM BJT.

mikezang
mikezang
10 months ago

I got mistake, It will be Nov 23rd.