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More Crew-8 photos from NASA Johnson flickr
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Mission Overview
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A mission overview news conference will begin at 1 p.m. EST and cover NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the microgravity laboratory and Expeditions 70/71. A crew news conference will start at 2:30 p.m., followed by individual astronaut interviews at 3:30 p.m.

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Mission Overview
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A mission overview news conference will begin at 1 p.m. EST and cover NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the microgravity laboratory and Expeditions 70/71. A crew news conference will start at 2:30 p.m., followed by individual astronaut interviews at 3:30 p.m.

From the press conference:

Crew-8 launch in late February, after IM-1 launch window.

Probably 5 days crew handover, with Crew-7 returning in early March.

Crew-8 aboard ISS into late August 2024.

Soyuz MS-25 launch from Baikonur March 21 08:21 Houston Time (CDT) = 13:21 UTC = 16:21 MST.

Crew-8 booster second stage already at KSC.  The new first stage departed for KSC last Monday = January 22nd.  (New first stage should be B1083.)

Russian Progress launches on February 14 evening CST = February 15 MST. (combining information from Joel Montalbano and Sergei Krikalev)

(Everybody jumping on the internet after school today + all the work from home people = lose YT video for now.) >:(

Edit/add; already reported in-thread: Bill Harwood asks for more specificity about timing of IM-1 and Crew-8 launches.
If IM-1 launches February 14, then Crew-8 could launch as early as February 29 or March 1.
If IM-1 cannot launch during its February window, then Crew-8 could launch as early as February 22.

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NOTE: skip first 6.5 minutes of test pattern

Next Crew Headed to Space Discusses Their Missions (Jan. 25, 2024)


Adding in X version.  YouTube glitched for a few minutes in the middle.
https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1PlKQDdzMrMxE
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NET February 29th or March 1st if IM-1 launches on time. If IM-1 launch slips then Crew-8 is NET February 22nd:

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Thanks to @cbs_spacenews for his question on today's Crew-8 presser we now have some more clarity!

Answer is basically: If IM-1 launches on time then Crew-8 would launch around the 29th or 1st but if it slips, then Crew-8 could be launched earlier around the 22nd

https://twitter.com/Alexphysics13/status/1750586524221968694
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Official SpaceX Crew-8 portrait

jsc2023e070781 (Oct. 4, 2023) --- Official SpaceX Crew-8 portrait with Roscosmos cosmonaut and Mission Specialist Aleksandr Grebenkin, and Pilot Michael Barratt, Commander Matthew Dominick, and Mission Specialist Jeanette Epps, all three NASA astronauts. Credit: NASA/Bill Stafford
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Booster B1083 to debut on this mission:

NextSpaceflight (Updated January 26th)
First stage B1083-1
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6880
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 26:
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A Falcon 9 will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on February 22 around 3 a.m. EST or February 29/March 1 around midnight EST TBD. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
= 22 Feb ~08:00 UTC
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= 29 Feb/1 Mar ~05:00 UTC
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 26:
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A Falcon 9 will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on February 22 around 3 a.m. EST or February 29/March 1 around midnight EST TBD. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
= 22 Feb ~08:00 UTC
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= 29 Feb/1 Mar ~05:00 UTC


so to be clear, when will it be the 22nd  and when will it be the 29th ??

when do we know which date it will be ?
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so to be clear, when will it be the 22nd  and when will it be the 29th ??

when do we know which date it will be ?

Depends on whether IM-1 is delayed:
https://twitter.com/AlexPhysics13/status/1750586524221968694
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Answer is basically: If IM-1 launches on time then Crew-8 would launch around the 29th or 1st but if it slips, then Crew-8 could be launched earlier around the 22nd

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NASA now officially saying Feb 22 is the NET date. (Which I guess is technically true regardless of what happens with the IM-1 launch.)

NASA, SpaceX Target NET Feb. 22 to Launch Crew-8

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NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than Thursday, Feb. 22, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station. Crew-8 hardware and ground systems processing continues for the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket as operations teams recently completed critical crew trainings in preparation for launch.

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NASA now officially saying Feb 22 is the NET date. (Which I guess is technically true regardless of what happens with the IM-1 launch.)

Technically correct is the best kind of correct.

Yeah, I got excited for a moment when I saw that statement from NASA, then I realized it's really just a whole lot of nothingburger. It doesn't actually tell us anything new. 😐

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https://twitter.com/SpcPlcyOnline/status/1754514487632179543

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Jim Free says they'll be watching what happens with IM-1 launch and whether that will impact when Crew-8 will launch. Right now targeting Feb 22 for Crew-8, but could slip later in the month.
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Another of Crew-8 with landed booster

https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1754902030219354571

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Get in space explorers, we’re going to the @Space_Station!

Last year at @NASAKennedy, the #Crew8 astronauts explored the 45,000lbs Mine Resistant Ambush Protection vehicle, known as an MRAP. It's used to quickly leave the launch area in the unlikely event of an emergency.

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1754971539231871073

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Per https://nasa-public-data.s3.amazonaws.com/iss-coords/current/ISS_OEM/ISS.OEM_J2K_EPH.txt launch time for February 22 would be 08:11:12 UTC (3:11 am EST).
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