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Media Briefing: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 Flight Readiness Review (Sept. 26, 2022)
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ZTFV23qfvpU

Just got around to listening to it, and I was surprised by the relatively short mission duration of 145 days on station.  9:11:
Quote from: Joel Montalbano, ISS Program Manager
The crew will stay docked to the Space Station for about five months.  Right now we're looking at about 145 days or so.  The teams are working that and as we continue through the expedition we'll refine that date.

For comparison:
Crew-1: 165.9 days on station, 167.3 days mission duration
Crew-2: 198.4 days on station, 199.7 days mission duration
Crew-3: 174.2 days on station, 176.1 days mission duration
Crew-4: ~166 days on station; ~168 days mission duration

Do we know why the Crew-5 mission is planned to be so short?
ya few days earlier we came to know their mission will end in February 2023 instead of assumed March 2023

https://www.americaspace.com/2022/08/23/rubio-primed-for-integrated-crew-ops-cristoforetti-prokopyev-to-command-expedition-68/
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Beyond that, Prokopyev will hand over the helm of the ISS to Steve Bowen for the Expedition 69a command. And Bowen, in his turn, will hand command over to Oleg Kononenko for Expedition 69b, continuing a general precedent of exchange between USOS and ROS station skippers.

UPI.com indicated this earlier how Stephen Bowen a crew6 astro becomes 69a commander
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1576634143126958080

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Crew-5, SpaceX, and @NASA completed a full rehearsal of launch day activities
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When is the static fire today?
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A pre-launch static fire test and dry dress rehearsal with the crew are on tap for tomorrow [October 2]. SpaceX and NASA officials will meet on Monday [October 3] to conduct a Launch Readiness Review and clear or not the vehicles and systems for launch.
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https://twitter.com/astro_wakata/status/1576640903309320192

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Today we had a launch rehearsal, put on spacesuits, moved from the astronaut quarters in the Kennedy Space Center to Launch Site 39A, boarded the Crew Dragon spacecraft, and checked the operation of the communication system and the airtightness of the spacesuits. I checked, etc. Preparations for the launch are going well.

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A selection of NASA’s dress rehearsal photos

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NSF live (currently on) just saw the CAA retracting, which they think means a static fire about on the next hour
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Static fire
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https://twitter.com/nasaspaceflight/status/1576663815475064832

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Static Fire!

Now for SpaceX to conduct a data review.

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1576667594899173376

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete ahead of the Crew-5 mission to the @space_station

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Orbital Launch no. 129 of 2022

Crew 5 | SpaceX | Oct 05 | 1600 UTC

@NASA & @SpaceX to launch #Crew5 mission to @Space_Station. Crew: 🇺🇸Cmdr @AstroDuke & pilot @astro_josh, @Astro_Wakata
& 🇷🇺Anna Kikina. #USCV5 mission is 8th crewed mission for SpaceX!

https://twitter.com/SpaceIntellige3/status/1576875220174241793

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This may have been discussed elsewhere up-thread where I missed it - if so, apologies. But does anyone know why SpaceX’s webcast for this mission is set to start this morning (3 October) at 9:15am Eastern (US) time? I’m staring at it now and it says “Live in 7 minutes.”
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This may have been discussed elsewhere up-thread where I missed it - if so, apologies. But does anyone know why SpaceX’s webcast for this mission is set to start this morning (3 October) at 9:15am Eastern (US) time? I’m staring at it now and it says “Live in 7 minutes.”

Before Hurricane Ian delayed it, Crew-5 was scheduled to launch today (October 3) at 16:46 UTC (12:46 EDT).  I guess no one bothered to reschedule the webcast.

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This may have been discussed elsewhere up-thread where I missed it - if so, apologies. But does anyone know why SpaceX’s webcast for this mission is set to start this morning (3 October) at 9:15am Eastern (US) time? I’m staring at it now and it says “Live in 7 minutes.”

Before Hurricane Ian delayed it, Crew-5 was scheduled to launch today (October 3) at 16:46 UTC (12:46 EDT).  I guess no one bothered to reschedule the webcast.

The thread title says Crew-5 mission is scheduled to launch at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Wednesday, October 5th
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This may have been discussed elsewhere up-thread where I missed it - if so, apologies. But does anyone know why SpaceX’s webcast for this mission is set to start this morning (3 October) at 9:15am Eastern (US) time? I’m staring at it now and it says “Live in 7 minutes.”

Before Hurricane Ian delayed it, Crew-5 was scheduled to launch today (October 3) at 16:46 UTC (12:46 EDT).  I guess no one bothered to reschedule the webcast.

The thread title says Crew-5 mission is scheduled to launch at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) Wednesday, October 5th

Yes, I know. That’s why I asked why the SpaceX stream was set to go live this morning. Ken answered my question - the launch date was moved (and this thread’s title was updated) but SpaceX’s social media folks forgot to change the YT stream info.
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The @SpaceX #Crew5 mission is nearing launch to the station this week as the Exp 68 crew stays busy with @ISS_Research today.

https://twitter.com/Space_Station/status/1576973329759490055

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SpaceX Crew Nears Launch as Station Research Under Way

Mark Garcia Posted on October 3, 2022

The next crew to the launch to the International Space Station is at the Kennedy Space Center counting down to liftoff this week. Back onboard the orbiting lab, the seven-member Expedition 68 crew is busy conducting advanced space research to improve life for humans on and off the Earth.

Four SpaceX Crew-5 crew members arrived in Florida on Saturday ahead of their launch aboard the Dragon Endurance at noon EDT on Wednesday. NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada will command and pilot Endurance respectively. They will ride along with Mission Specialists Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Anna Kikina of Roscosmos. The commercial crew quartet will dock to the forward port of the Harmony module 29 hours after launch to begin their station mission.

After the Dragon Endurance docks to the orbiting lab, another four station crew members will turn their attention to ending their mission and returning to Earth just over a week later. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, with ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, who have been living on the station since April 27, will help their Crew-5 replacements adjust to life on the station. The homebound astronauts will then undock inside the SpaceX Dragon Freedom crew ship and parachute to a splashdown off the coast of Florida.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/2022/10/03/spacex-crew-nears-launch-as-station-research-under-way/

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1576942807419219969

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All systems are looking good for launch of the Crew-5 mission on Wednesday, October 5 → https://www.spacex.com/launches/crew-5/
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