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https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1631160321510371328

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Roscosmos officially decided that Konstantin Borisov will become the part of #Crew7 mission, and Alexander Grebenkin will fly to the ISS with #Crew8. https://t.me/roscosmos_gk/8629

Edit/add cross-post re: Crew Dragon confirmation:
https://tass.com/science/1583455
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MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The number of cross flights to the International Space Station (ISS) has been extended, the Russian space agency Roscosmos told reporters on Wednesday.

"Today, the State [Space] Corporation Roscosmos held a meeting of the interdepartmental commission, which included Russian cosmonauts Konstantin Borisov and Alexander Grebyonkin in the crews of the US manned spacecraft Crew Dragon," the state corporation said.

"The Alexander Grebyonkin expedition is extending the cross-flight agreement with another mission," the state corporation said.

As Roscosmos clarified, Borisov will join the Crew-7 mission that is scheduled for the second half of 2023, while Grebyonkin will be included in Crew-8 in the first half of 2024.
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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #1 on: 04/08/2023 01:09 pm »
Don't know if it's been officially announced but Wikipedia has indicated that Astronauts Matthew Dominick and Michael Barratt have been assigned as CDR and PLT respectively on Crew-8.

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #3 on: 04/08/2023 01:33 pm »
Don't know if it's been officially announced but Wikipedia has indicated that Astronauts Matthew Dominick and Michael Barratt have been assigned as CDR and PLT respectively on Crew-8.

Where on Wikipedia?

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #4 on: 04/08/2023 01:37 pm »
Don't know if it's been officially announced but Wikipedia has indicated that Astronauts Matthew Dominick and Michael Barratt have been assigned as CDR and PLT respectively on Crew-8.

Where on Wikipedia?
Search under "NASA Astronauts"

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #5 on: 04/08/2023 09:21 pm »
Don't know if it's been officially announced but Wikipedia has indicated that Astronauts Matthew Dominick and Michael Barratt have been assigned as CDR and PLT respectively on Crew-8.

Where on Wikipedia?

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Michael_Barratt_%28astronaut%29&diff=prev&oldid=1148723243&diffmode=source

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matthew_Dominick&diff=prev&oldid=1148723121&diffmode=source

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #6 on: 04/09/2023 01:34 pm »
With two remaining unassigned Group 22 astronauts, is it a given that 4th crew member for Crew-8 is either Cardman or Kim?
« Last Edit: 04/09/2023 01:40 pm by TJL »

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #7 on: 04/09/2023 01:45 pm »
With two remaining unassigned Group 22 astronauts, is it a given that 4th crew member for Crew-8 is either Cardman or Kim?

I thought the fourth seat would go to a Russian cosmonaut, unless the barter agreement expires by Crew-8.
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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #8 on: 04/09/2023 03:02 pm »
With two remaining unassigned Group 22 astronauts, is it a given that 4th crew member for Crew-8 is either Cardman or Kim?

I thought the fourth seat would go to a Russian cosmonaut, unless the barter agreement expires by Crew-8.
I think the original crew-swap agreement was for one seat a year. Crew Dragon is flying two CCPs a year. Has the agreement been changed?
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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #9 on: 04/09/2023 03:17 pm »
If you look at the first post of this topic, it shows Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos on Crew-8.

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #10 on: 04/09/2023 03:22 pm »
If you look at the first post of this topic, it shows Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos on Crew-8.
However, the Roscosmos announcement in that post probably assumed that Crew-8 would fly one year later than Crew-7, because Starliner-1 would fly prior to Crew-8. This may not actually be the case, so instead of "Crew-8", this might refer to a Crew Dragon mission in 2025.

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #11 on: 04/09/2023 03:58 pm »
Actually, if you check the original Roscosmos announcement from the first post https://t.me/roscosmos_gk/8629 , it refers to the first half of 2024 as the target timeframe for Crew-8. I was surprised at the moment of the announcement and thought it was a mistake. But now it makes much more sense. So I pretty sure that Alexander Grebenkin's assignment related to this specific mission and Roscosmos likely didn't  anticipate  a year gap between Crew-7 and Crew-8 already when the announcement was made.

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #12 on: 04/09/2023 07:10 pm »
I think NASA has known for quite a while and told the ISS partner agencies that Crew-8 would have to be H1 2024 and therefore before Starliner-1, although this is not yet official. But Roscosmos did not think they had to be cautious about the information and took it into account into the announcement of Grebenkin's assignment.
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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #13 on: 04/09/2023 07:14 pm »
Regarding the wikipedia hypothesis we would have

CMR: Domenick
PLT: Barratt
MS1: TBA
MS2: Grebenkin

For the fourth seat whose turn would it be for crew rotation ? NASA ? CSA ?  another agency ?
« Last Edit: 04/09/2023 07:14 pm by hektor »

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #14 on: 04/09/2023 07:35 pm »
With two remaining unassigned Group 22 astronauts, is it a given that 4th crew member for Crew-8 is either Cardman or Kim?

If the CDR and PLT are American, it would be one international USOS mission specialist and one Russian mission specialist.

For the fourth seat whose turn would it be for crew rotation ? NASA ? CSA ?  another agency ?

It would seem to be a CSA slot, but if not them, probably JAXA, since the original plan for Crew-6 and Crew-7 was Furukawa and Mogensen respectively as the only USOS international astronauts on their flights.

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Re: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon : Crew-8 : KSC LC-39A : NET 2024
« Reply #15 on: 04/15/2023 02:03 am »
I think NASA has known for quite a while and told the ISS partner agencies that Crew-8 would have to be H1 2024 and therefore before Starliner-1, although this is not yet official. ...

Now official!

Latest Commercial Crew Program blog post:
  NASA Updates Commercial Crew Planning Manifest Through 2024 · Jason Costa · Posted on April 14, 2023

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Target Launch Manifest

NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test: NET July 21, 2023
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7: NET mid-August 2023
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8: NET February 2024
NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1: NET Summer 2024

...

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8

NASA and SpaceX’s eighth rotational mission to the space station is planned for no earlier than February 2024. An integrated crew of four will travel to the space station aboard a SpaceX Dragon and Falcon 9 rocket. Hardware allocations for Dragon and Falcon are planned in the coming months. Once crew members are assigned, operations teams will increase crew training activities specific to the mission, including spacesuit production and testing.

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Seems official now.   (Cross post with Crew assignment thread)
https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1647245216947027972


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NASA will announce its Crew-8 astronauts next week. Spoiler alert: Jeanette Epps finally gets to fly. (Yes!) Launching NET February 2024. This pushes the first operational Starliner crew mission to NET August 2024
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https://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=6276

Translated with DeepL.  Image taken from the GCTC page

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Joint training of backup crews took place in the CPC
| Preparation
April 26, 2023

The duplicating crew of the ISS-70, like the main crew, continues to prepare for the upcoming expedition. Yesterday, astronauts and astronauts "fixed" accidents aboard the ISS.

For the backup crew of manned transport spaceship "Soyuz" Alexei Ovchinin, Oleg Platonov and Tracy Dyson, and "doubles" mission Crew-7 consisting of Matthew Dominic, Michael Barratt, Janette Epps and Alexander Grebenkin specialists simulated two scenarios of major emergency situations in the Russian segment of the station. One of the accidents the cosmonauts and astronauts had to parry, working together.

They successfully handled the situation of depressurization on the ISS RS simulator. After searching for a leaky compartment, the crews repaired the malfunction.

Astronauts and astronauts showed high results in this part of the test. The actions of Crew-7 mission duplicators were evaluated by the committee, and the crew of Soyuz spacecraft continued training.

The next emergency situation, which was introduced by the Center instructors, was a "fire" on the station. Having analyzed the situation, the crew decided to "leave" the ISS on the manned spacecraft.

Astronauts and astronauts moved from the hall of the Russian segment of the station to the simulator of Soyuz spacecraft. Wearing gas masks, Alexey Ovchinin, Oleg Platonov and Tracy Dyson donned spacesuits and took their places in the spacecraft. Then the crew performed "undocking" from the station and "urgent descent" to Earth.


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So probably they will be the astronauts assigned to the Crew-8 flight


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