For Crew-5 mission SpaceX and NASA in final preparations

September 07, 2022

By Aazam

SpaceX, NASA, and their international partners are in final preparations for the fifth operational Crew Dragon mission.

Crew-5 will launch from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) using a brand-new Falcon 9 and flight-proven Crew Dragon

JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will be joining the crew as Mission Specialists

The first stage, B1077-1, will make its first flight on Crew-5, marking the third Falcon 9 booster to be introduced in 2022

NASA and Roscomos approved the crew swap in July 2022 along with a swap between Soyuz MS-23 and Crew-6

C-39A recently supported the Starlink Group 4-2 & BlueWalker 3 mission using equipment to support a payload fairing

Cargo Dragon C208-3 departed the ISS on Aug. 19, undocking from the Forward port after a month at the orbiting lab