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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #80 on: 10/02/2023 11:53 am »
Cardman, Yui and Gorbunov are confirmed, even if not yet acknowledged by NASA.

In view of Mogensen's current assignment, I am wondering whether Yui could be pilot.

I also thought that Canada was due an ISS slot this year?

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #81 on: 10/02/2023 04:50 pm »
But does somebody have inside for the CDR ? Their is rumors of either Bresnik, Wheelock or Kim

I have no inside news, but I had wondered if Anne McClain would soon be getting a second long-duration flight when she was not assigned to Artemis II.

In view of Mogensen's current assignment, I am wondering whether Yui could be pilot.

I had wondered that myself, especially because he was a test pilot.

I also thought that Canada was due an ISS slot this year?

I thought so as well, but I think that may have been when Furukawa was penciled in for Crew-6, not Al-Neyadi. It looks like the Canadian seat would be PCM-1.


Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #82 on: 10/02/2023 08:59 pm »
Just setting it here since I couldn't find any English-language sources: the Brazilian neuroscientist Alysson Muotri was chosen for a 10-day mission to the ISS (employed and financed by the University of California) in November 2024 and as I understand, this can only mean an Axiom mission. Has anyone seen his name cited or rumored? Thanks!

Sources: gov.br and g1.com, among others.
« Last Edit: 10/03/2023 10:42 am by ErickSoares3 »

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #83 on: 10/03/2023 12:55 am »
Look like Crew-9 will be :

CDR :
PLT : Zena Cardman
MS-1 : Kimiya Yui
MS-2 : Aleksandr Gorbunov

But does somebody have inside for the CDR ? Their is rumors of either Bresnik, Wheelock or Kim

No inside info but I think Nick Hague is in line to command Crew-9.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #84 on: 10/03/2023 02:48 am »
No inside info but I think Nick Hague is in line to command Crew-9.

It would be great to see him fly again, but I thought he was working on Starliner, and it was my understanding that astronauts didn't cross-train (except Mann, Cassada, and then Epps by necessity to get the rookies opportunities).

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #85 on: 10/03/2023 03:12 am »
Look like Crew-9 will be :

CDR :
PLT : Zena Cardman
MS-1 : Kimiya Yui
MS-2 : Aleksandr Gorbunov

But does somebody have inside for the CDR ? Their is rumors of either Bresnik, Wheelock or Kim

No inside info but I think Nick Hague is in line to command Crew-9.
See post #63 of this thread.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #86 on: 10/03/2023 08:40 pm »
See post #63 of this thread.

I'm confused. Post 63 is by jmt27 on August 20th, regarding getting the class of 2017 spaceflights. Is it possible that it was post 63 before some speculation posts were deleted but a different post number now?

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #87 on: 10/04/2023 02:25 am »
See post #63 of this thread.

I'm confused. Post 63 is by jmt27 on August 20th, regarding getting the class of 2017 spaceflights. Is it possible that it was post 63 before some speculation posts were deleted but a different post number now?

Has NASA assigned a new backup CDR to Starliner-1? Check with nasa.gov first. I haven't seen one. Those are just the immediate examples. This thread can be fun if a) we can actually parse a text and b) we don't ignore established facts.


Nick Hague might be a candidate. He his working on Starliner since August 2022 according to his Bio that had just been updated

This makes all the sense in the world (Hague returned from a two-year detail to Washington DC some months prior to Aug 2022), yet I hear he is the likely (or already in training ;) CDR for Crew-9.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #88 on: 11/14/2023 11:30 pm »
JAXA announcement re: postponement of Kimiya Yui's flight.

Just a thought; could this be to accommodate an ISRO astronaut?

The secrecy surrounding this crew seems tighter than usual. Yui has been tweeting regular updates about his training, but no pics.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #89 on: 11/15/2023 12:44 am »
Just a thought; could this be to accommodate an ISRO astronaut?

The secrecy surrounding this crew seems tighter than usual. Yui has been tweeting regular updates about his training, but no pics.

It does, now that you mention it. That sounds plausible, but I thought the Indian astronaut would fly on an Axiom flight.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #90 on: 11/15/2023 10:14 am »
Axiom seemed the obvious route when this was announced. However, I haven't seen anything that definitely rules out an expedition-length stay. I did see that ISRO were considering the pros and cons of assigning existing Gaganyaan candidates as opposed to selecting new candidates;

useful flight experience for Gaganyaan vs pulling candidates away from Gaganyaan-specific training.

Taking the previous training experience of the four Gaganyaan candidates into consideration, then a late-summer 2024 expedition launch could be feasible. If that were to be the case, then we should probably hear soon.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #91 on: 11/22/2023 04:26 pm »
Why wasn't crew 9 announced?
Is there a problem?

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #92 on: 11/22/2023 05:03 pm »
Why wasn't crew 9 announced?

Today's announcement was only Canadian, and there won't be a Canadian on Crew-9.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #93 on: 11/22/2023 06:46 pm »
Crew-9 is scheduled to take off in 9 months.
Knowing that it takes 18 months of training.
The crew must be in training.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #94 on: 11/22/2023 08:49 pm »
Crew-9 is scheduled to take off in 9 months.
Knowing that it takes 18 months of training.
The crew must be in training.


Yes, and has been for many months. NASA only announced Crew-7 in late March 2023, six months prior to the scheduled launch. I would expect official word on Crew-9 anytime between December 1 and the end of February.

Why NASA delays these things I couldn't tell you.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #95 on: 11/22/2023 10:59 pm »
Crew-9 is scheduled to take off in 9 months.
Knowing that it takes 18 months of training.
The crew must be in training.


I thought it took less time than that, but I may be confusing the mission specialists with the commander and pilot. For some reason, the figure I had in mind was more like a year, but we're still inside the window.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #96 on: 11/22/2023 11:40 pm »
Interesting, too, that the astronauts rumoured to be on Crew-9 are silent on X. No training images or anything of note. Same goes for Pettit, too, who we know is deep in Soyuz training as Caldwell-Dyson's backup. He regularly shares Earth imagery, but no imagery of his current training.

Does NASA management require them to keep their social media presence silent until formal assignments are made?
« Last Edit: 11/22/2023 11:41 pm by Ben E »

Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #97 on: 11/29/2023 05:18 pm »
On the last picture I think it's Aleksandr Gorbunov (putting the COMM-CAP to Hague). Might predict Crew-9 with :

CDR : Nick Hague
PLT : Zena Cardman
MS-1 : Indian
MS-2 : Aleksandr Gorbunov

https://x.com/NASA_Johnson/status/1729921442496606446?s=20

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #98 on: 11/29/2023 06:42 pm »
I think it is very unlikely that the remaining Crew-9 slot will go to an Indian.
The place would probably go to Yui.
For reasons we don't know: problems with an experiment, medical problems or simply political problems, Yui's flight was delayed.
As there is little time left to prepare, an experienced astroanute is required. Probably an American.

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Re: Flight crew assignments questions
« Reply #99 on: 11/29/2023 06:42 pm »
Bill Nelson's visit to India (and UAE) seems rather timely, too.

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