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SpaceX Astronaut Missions for NASA: Crew-4 Landing Updates

By Aazam

the most recent information on NASA's Crew-4 and Crew-5 flights with SpaceX to the International Space Station

Since 2020, SpaceX has launched humans to the International Space Station and brought them back to the planet on behalf of NASA

Crew-5, which launched on October 5, and Crew-4, which landed on October 14, 2022, are the company's most recent astronaut flights for NASA

NASA's Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, Jessica Watkins, and Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency make up Crew-4

When she was pursuing her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in space studies at the University of North Dakota, she also studied SpaceX's legacy in academic settings

At a post-flight press conference on Thursday, October 20, the Crew-4 astronauts discussed two methods for fostering close teamwork on the International Space Station: food and cosplay

Mission specialist Crew-4 Jessica Watkins designed a unique Watty burger that was so good that Kjell Lindgren, the mission commander, instituted culinary challenges while in orbit

The unpressurized cargo area known as the trunk, which also served to support Crew Dragon during space operations, has been expelled by SpaceX Crew-4

The four-person International Space Station crew will splash down at 4:55 p.m. EDT near Jacksonville, Florida

For the NASA Crew-5 mission, Kikina and three astronauts will launch to the International Space Station no earlier than October 3

Under the terms of a new $1.4 billion agreement that changes an earlier agreement between the two organizations, SpaceX will fly five more astronaut trips to the International Space Station

NASA revealed in an update today that the date change "allows for extra separation with spacecraft traffic traveling to and from the space station." Agency officials noted in the brief report