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Crew-8

Falcon 9 Block 5

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Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 75% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch. The forecast calls for a temperature of 68°F, moderate rain, 97% cloud cover, a wind speed of 6mph and 1.02in of rain.

Crew


Matthew Dominick

Matthew Dominick

  • Birthday: 12/07/1981
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American

Matthew Stuart Dominick is a US Navy test pilot and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2017. He has more than 1,600 hours of flight time in 28 aircraft, 400 carrier-arrested landings, 61 combat missions, and almost 200 flight test carrier landings.

Michael Barratt

Michael Barratt

  • Birthday: 04/16/1959
  • Role: Pilot
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 03/26/2009
  • Last Flight: 02/24/2011

Michael Reed Barratt is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Specializing in aerospace medicine, he served as a flight surgeon for NASA before his selection as an astronaut, and has played a role in developing NASA’s space medicine programs for both the Shuttle-Mir Program and International Space Station. His first spaceflight was a long-duration mission to the International Space Station, as a Flight Engineer in the Expedition 19 and 20 crew. In March 2011, Barratt completed his second spaceflight as a crew member of STS-133.

Alexander Grebenkin

Alexander Grebenkin

  • Birthday: 07/15/1982
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: Russian

Alexander Grebenkin is a Russian cosmonaut with a background in radio communications engineering.

Jeanette J. Epps

Jeanette J. Epps

  • Birthday: 11/03/1970
  • Role: Mission Specialist
  • Nationality: American

Jeanette Jo Epps is an American aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut.

Trajectory


View comprehensive details including the rocket’s trajectory, velocity, altitude, thrust, and more at FlightClub.io.

Mission


Crew-8

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

SpaceX Crew-8 is the eighth crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Crew-8

Location


Launch Complex 39A

Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A has witnessed the launch of 171 rockets, including 170 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 229 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 B1083

Booster B1083 last launched unknown and has seen 0 successful launches and landings. Falcon 9 Block 5 booster.

Landing Zone 1 – LZ-1

LZ-1 Pad located at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at the previous LC-13

Return to Launch Site – RTLS

A return to launch site usually means that after stage separation the booster flips and does a burn back towards the launch site, landing near where it initially launched from.

B1083

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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
5 days ago

All the very best & enjoy the ISS.

Norm
Norm
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
20 hours ago

Yes, indeed! The crew is very specialised!, especially the aerospace medicine research is essential for future mankind…wish them all a successful flight..