One note from the ongoing Crew-5 briefing: launch of the mission is scheduled for no earlier than Sept. 29, but will likely slip a few days to provide some spacing with a Soyuz mission to the ISS launching Sept. 21.
SpaceX's Benji Reed notes the composite interstage for this Falcon 9 was damaged en route from California to Texas. It has been replaced and exhaustively tested. Also notes minor damage to one main parachute canopy during Crew-3 return. No impact on performance, but analyzing.
The next astronaut launch, NASA's Crew-5 mission, is scheduled for early October, in the early afternoon EDT.
Leaders from NASA, SpaceX, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Roscosmos present an overview of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. The mission will carry NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Casada as well as JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon 9 rocket to the space station. Launch is scheduled for no earlier than Thursday, September 29.
Falcon 9 B1077, the booster slated for Crew-5 that was damaged when it hit a bridge, has been repaired and static fired at McGregor!
Falcon 9 fires up at McGregor:youtube.com/watch?v=cOmmvh…
Quote from: FutureSpaceTourist on 08/07/2022 10:16 amThe first orbital booster to be involved in a fender-bender.Another first for America's space program... I want to read this police accident report so badly.