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Crew-8

Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX

Launch Status
Success

Weather Forecast During Launch


According to weather officials, there’s a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the time of the launch.

Crew


Matthew Dominick

Matthew Dominick

  • Birthday: 12/07/1981
  • Role: Commander
  • Nationality: American
  • First Flight: 03/04/2024
  • Last Flight: 03/04/2024

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: 03/04/2024

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
  • First Flight: 03/04/2024
  • Last Flight: 03/04/2024

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
  • First Flight: 03/04/2024
  • Last Flight: 03/04/2024

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 176 rockets, including 175 orbital launch attempts, while Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA, has been the site for 234 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 04/10/2024 and has seen 2 successful launches and landings. Booster first flown during the Crew-8 mission.

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
1 month ago

All the very best & enjoy the ISS.

Norm
Norm
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

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

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Norm
1 month ago

The team (down under) are with you on this Norm.

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

Nearly time to ligh this special candle …we will be watching from the land (down under) .

Dean Robinson
Dean Robinson
1 month ago

The Russian Cosmonaut’s name is mistranslated as Grebenkin, but it’s pronounced Grebyonkin. This is because of the two dots above the letter E. See his official photograph and the mission patch. This letter is called ekratkaya ( not sure if this English spelling is correct, but that is what is… Read more »

Dean Robinson
Dean Robinson
1 month ago

Sorry about my last post. Everything is correct except the letter name is not ekratkaya. Ekratkaya is this letter it looks like a backwards English “N” with a soft sign on top. I’m sorry my Russian keyboard is not working, but you get the idea.

Dean Robinson
Dean Robinson
1 month ago

OK, I finally got my computer with the Russian keyboard back. Ё or ё is the Russian letter pronounced “yo” or sometimes written “yoh”. This makes the English transliteration Grebyonkin. The ekratkaya is “й” and I still can’t find out how to spell it in Russian, but it has really… Read more »