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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?
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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 ?
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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

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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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https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1648507444556107779

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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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Cross post:

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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Here we have some photos taken of Matthew Dominick, Micheal Barratt, Jeanette Epps and Alexander Grebyonkin doing their trainings. They have also confirmed Crew 8 on the backup for Crew 7.

https://www.gctc.ru/main.php?id=6276


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NASA has officially confirmed Dominick, Barratt, Epps, and Grebenkin as the crew for Crew-8.

https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/space-station-assignments-out-for-nasa-s-spacex-crew-8-mission

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twitter.com/tylerg1998/status/1687513806799323136

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Say hello to the crew of #SpaceX #Crew8. 👋

🇺🇸 Commander Matthew Dominick, #NASA
🇺🇸 Pilot Michael Barratt, NASA
🇺🇸 MS1 Jeanette Epps, NASA
🇷🇺 MS2 Alexander Grebenkin, #Roscosmos

Launching from historic LC-39A NET Q1 2024.

📸: NASA, Roscosmos

https://twitter.com/tylerg1998/status/1687514887071682564

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#Crew8 will mark the first spaceflight for Dominick and Mission Specialists Epps & Grebenkin.

This will be the 3rd spaceflight for Pilot Barratt, having flown on Soyuz TMA-14 & STS-133 — the last flight of Space Shuttle Discovery way back in 2011.

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Similar to Crew-3, only the pilot has spaceflight experience, that being Mike Barratt.

My best guess as to why Matt Dominick is commander is because he's a test pilot, and such occupation qualifies him as commander. I don't think spaceflight experience plays a factor when choosing flight assignments.
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My best guess as to why Matt Dominick is commander is because he's a test pilot, and such occupation qualifies him as commander. I don't think spaceflight experience plays a factor when choosing flight assignments.

That doesn't explain Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines on Crew-4, but otherwise, I think you're right.

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My best guess as to why Matt Dominick is commander is because he's a test pilot, and such occupation qualifies him as commander. I don't think spaceflight experience plays a factor when choosing flight assignments.

That doesn't explain Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines on Crew-4, but otherwise, I think you're right.

Lindgren trained as a pilot for the DM-2 and Crew-1 missions.

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Ars Technica background on the Epps assignment:

https://arstechnica.com/space/2023/08/jeanette-epps-will-finally-go-to-space-six-years-after-being-pulled-from-flight/

Raised more questions than answers that article... Anybody knows why Epps was pulled from her previous mission?

14 years from graduation to first flight, is that a record? it is more than Deke Slayton, I think.

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My best guess as to why Matt Dominick is commander is because he's a test pilot, and such occupation qualifies him as commander. I don't think spaceflight experience plays a factor when choosing flight assignments.

That doesn't explain Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines on Crew-4, but otherwise, I think you're right.

Lindgren trained as a pilot for the DM-2 and Crew-1 missions.

IIRC Lindren was the all purpose replacement for DM-2, Crew-1 and maybe for Crew-2 & Crew-3 as well.

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Ars Technica background on the Epps assignment:

https://arstechnica.com/space/2023/08/jeanette-epps-will-finally-go-to-space-six-years-after-being-pulled-from-flight/

Raised more questions than answers that article... Anybody knows why Epps was pulled from her previous mission?

14 years from graduation to first flight, is that a record? it is more than Deke Slayton, I think.
Slayton was 16 years from being chosen (1959) to flying (1975) ... but only 13 years after being pulled from first assignment.

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Ars Technica background on the Epps assignment:

https://arstechnica.com/space/2023/08/jeanette-epps-will-finally-go-to-space-six-years-after-being-pulled-from-flight/

Raised more questions than answers that article... Anybody knows why Epps was pulled from her previous mission?

14 years from graduation to first flight, is that a record? it is more than Deke Slayton, I think.
Slayton was 16 years from being chosen (1959) to flying (1975) ... but only 13 years after being pulled from first assignment.

Léonid Kadenyouk : 21 years
Christer Fuglesang : 15 years

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Ars Technica background on the Epps assignment:

https://arstechnica.com/space/2023/08/jeanette-epps-will-finally-go-to-space-six-years-after-being-pulled-from-flight/

Raised more questions than answers that article... Anybody knows why Epps was pulled from her previous mission?

14 years from graduation to first flight, is that a record? it is more than Deke Slayton, I think.

Others have cited good examples, but how about Allen/Lenoir 15 years, Musgrave/Thornton/Parker 16 years, England/Henize 18 years and, wait for it, Lind 19 years.

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'Wait for it', well, he certainly did!

    "I was backing up two of the most depressingly healthy people you can imagine."
- Lind, on his role as backup Pilot for Skylab 3 and 4.

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Crew-7’s Dragon arrived at Pad 39A in Florida ahead of its third mission to the @space_station. As teams prepare to launch Crew-7 and safely bring Crew-6 home, the Crew-8 astronauts completed their first week of training in California

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On one of the pictures the Crew-6 patch is missing. Any idea why ?

I thought maybe because Crew-6 has not landed yet, but the Crew-7 patch is already there.
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The mission insignia for the SpaceX Crew-8 mission

jsc2023e047228 (Aug. 2, 2023) --- The mission insignia for the SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station depicts a Dragon crew spacecraft launching toward the orbital outpost with its engines firing in the shape of a dragon curled as the number eight.

Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/53124798932/in/photostream/
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NET Mid-February to be exact:

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NASA Updates Commercial Crew Planning Manifest
October 12, 2023

Crew-8
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the orbiting laboratory is targeted to launch no earlier than mid-February. The mission will carry NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin to the space station to conduct a wide range of operational and research activities. Routine maintenance and processing of the Crew-8 SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft is in work. This will be the first spaceflight for Dominick, Epps, and Grebenkin, and the third for Barratt. Crew-8 is expected to return to Earth in late August 2024, following a short handover with the agency’s Crew-9 mission.

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Lukas C. H. • Hobbyist Mission Patch Artist 🎨 • Ad Astra Per Aspera ✨️

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A selection of training photos posted by NASA on flickr

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Even higher res mission patch

https://flic.kr/p/2pge89F

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Some of my training at the European Astronaut Centre last week was together with my @nasaastronauts colleagues Michael Barratt, @Astro_Jeanette, @dominickmatthew and @astro_pettit. 🧑🏽‍🚀

All the discussions that sparked and the research and development possibilities identifed were highly stimulating!

Of course, the excellent @DLR breakfast after our blood draws helped keeping creativity at top level.

https://twitter.com/astro_marcus/status/1726654396233097237


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Crew-8?  Or B1083.1?
Cross-posting a thought:
Whence B1082 after the October 14 Static Fire?
Still at McGregor?
Transported to Florida or Vandenberg?  If Florida, intended for Axiom-3?

Edit December 13:  No, it's B1080.5.
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Endeavour C206.5:
The mission insignia for the SpaceX Crew-8 mission
jsc2023e047228 (Aug. 2, 2023) --- The mission insignia for the SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station depicts a Dragon crew spacecraft launching toward the orbital outpost with its engines firing in the shape of a dragon curled as the number eight.

Source:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/53124798932/in/photostream/
But, spacecraft identity is not mentioned on the patch.

And, belated cross-post:
SN Crew-6 returns to Earth, by Jeff Foust, Sep 4
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Endeavour, which completed its fourth flight with Crew-6, will be refurbished for use on Crew-8, scheduled for February 2024. The five-month turnaround is typical for Crew Dragon spacecraft, said Steve Stich, NASA commercial crew program manager. One area of focus will be propellant valves, he said, looking for any corrosion that was seen on a cargo Dragon mission launched in June.

NASA has certified Crew Dragon for five flights, but SpaceX expects to be able to reuse each spacecraft up to 15 times. “All of the data so far continues to indicate that’s possible,” Reed said, although it will require “a certain amount of additional refurbishment” for the vehicles.
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Might Crew-8 move to SLC-40 to de-conflict LC-39A?
Quote from: NASA Space Operations tweet
.@NASA, @Axiom_Space, and @SpaceX teams now are targeting no earlier than Wednesday, Jan. 17, to launch Axiom Mission 3 to the @Space_Station from the @NASAKennedy Launch Complex 39A due to recent unfavorable weather conditions and changes in SpaceX’s launch manifest.

Learn more about the Axiom Mission 3 crew: https://nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-partners-clear-axiom-spaces-third-private-astronaut-crew
[Dec 21]
[Launch was tentatively scheduled for SLC-40.]

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Intuitive Machines IM-1 Lunar Mission Launch Update

Intuitive Machines, Inc. (Nasdaq: LUNR, LUNRW) (“Intuitive Machines”) (“Company”), a leading space exploration, infrastructure, and services company, announced in coordination with SpaceX, launch of the Company’s IM-1 lunar mission is now targeted for a multi-day launch window that opens no earlier than mid-February 2024. The updated window comes after unfavorable weather conditions resulted in shifts in the SpaceX launch manifest.

The mid-February launch window is the next available opportunity to launch IM-1 given the monthly lunar blackout period; the IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander is targeted to land near the south pole of the Moon, requiring specific lighting conditions that are only available for a handful of days each month.

The Company’s IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander remains ready. As previously announced, Intuitive Machines delivered its IM-1 mission Nova-C lunar lander to Cape Canaveral, Florida, earlier this month. Since arriving in Florida, the IM-1 lunar lander has completed major system tests, verification, and certification milestones and is prepared for integration with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

The Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission will be the Company’s first attempted lunar landing as part of NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (“CLPS”) initiative, a key part of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration efforts. The science and technology payloads sent to the Moon’s surface as part of CLPS intend to lay the foundation for human missions and a sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.

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Might Crew-8 move to SLC-40 to de-conflict LC-39A?

Depends on if NASA has certified SLC-40 for crew launches by then.

As this is a ISS mission, it has higher priority then IM-1 so don't be supersized if IM-1 gets pushed to March if SLC-40 isn't ready.

But if they're able to fit both into the schedule (ie. Crew-8 launching from 39A at the beginning or the end of the month with enough turnaround time), then that's what they'll aim for...
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Might Crew-8 move to SLC-40 to de-conflict LC-39A?

Depends on if NASA has certified SLC-40 for crew launches by then.

As this is a ISS mission, it has higher priority then IM-1 so don't be supersized if IM-1 gets pushed to March if SLC-40 isn't ready.

But if they're able to fit both into the schedule (ie. Crew-8 launching from 39A at the beginning or the end of the month with enough turnaround time), then that's what they'll aim for...
Crew-8 launched on 26 August, so 26 Feb is six months later. However, CCP missions have averaged more like 5.5 months, not six. I don't know what NASA's planning rules are, but I suspect they prefer to have a little slack for contingencies. That puts Crew-8 smack in the middle of February.  Crew-2 stayed up for 199 days because Crew-3 was delayed. Thy ran out of time and had to start home 2 days before Crew-3 showed up.

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With the launch of IM-1 scheduled for February 10th, I suspect a launch in Late-February should be possible for Crew-8.

Ben Cooper (Updated December 29th)
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With the launch of IM-1 scheduled for February 10th, I suspect a launch in Late-February should be possible for Crew-8.

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A Falcon 9 will launch the Intuitive Machines IM-1 Nova-C lunar lander from pad 39A on February 10.
https://www.launchphotography.com/Launch_Viewing_Guide.html
26 February would leave Crew-7 at ISS for 6 months. That is a nominal mission, but NASA seems to actually only go 170 days or less on average, so it cuts into their contingency reserve. How soon after IM-1 can Crew-8 launch?

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Re: SLC-40 Crew/Cargo Dragon launches:
NSF SpaceX closes out record-breaking 2023, prepares for more records in 2024, December 31, by Alejandro Alcantarilla Romera
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However, Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) is still the only launchpad that can support Dragon flights. Due to recent schedule adjustments, SLC-40’s crew access tower is now unlikely to support a Dragon mission until at least March 2024.

Crew-8 launches from LC-39A.
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Media accreditation now is open for the launch of NASA’s eighth rotational mission of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon Endeavour spacecraft that will carry astronauts to the International Space Station for a science expedition. This mission is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission is targeted for no earlier than mid-February from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The launch will carry NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and Jeanette Epps, mission specialist; along with Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, mission specialist. This is the first spaceflight for Dominick, Epps, and Grebenkin, and the third spaceflight for Barratt.

Following a short handover period, astronauts from NASA’s SpaceX Crew-7 mission are scheduled for return to Earth aboard their SpaceX Dragon Endurance spacecraft.


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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 17:
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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 late February, likely around midnight EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
= ~~05:00 UTC
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.@NASA will host a pair of news conferences Thursday, Jan. 25, from @NASA_Johnson in Houston to highlight upcoming crew rotation missions to the @Space_Station.

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.

Learn more: https://nasa.gov/news-release/nasa-sets-briefings-for-crew-8-international-space-station-missions/

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NASA Sets Briefings for Crew-8, International Space Station Missions
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NASA will host a pair of news conferences Thursday, Jan. 25, from the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston to highlight upcoming crew rotation missions to the International Space Station.

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.

Both news conferences will be available on the NASA+ streaming service via the web or NASA app, and will air live on NASA Television, the NASA app, YouTube, and the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV through a variety of platforms including social media.

The Crew-8 mission, targeted to launch in mid-February, will carry NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, as well as Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos to the space station. NASA astronaut Tracy C. Dyson, scheduled to launch to the space station on the Soyuz MS-25 spacecraft on March 21, also will participate in the crew briefing and interviews.

For the Crew-8 mission, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the crew aboard a Dragon spacecraft from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the company’s eighth crew rotation mission for NASA. Dyson will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

This event is the final media opportunity to speak to the Crew-8 astronauts before they travel to Kennedy for launch. Media wishing to participate in person or seeking a remote interview with the crew must request credentials no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, from the Johnson newsroom at 281-483-5111 or [email protected].

Media interested in participating by phone must contact the Johnson newsroom by 9:45 a.m. the day of the event.

Briefing participants include (all times Eastern):

1 p.m.: Mission Overview News Conference

Ken Bowersox, associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington
Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Johnson
Joel Montalbano, manager, International Space Station Program, NASA Johnson
Sarah Walker, director, Dragon Mission Management, SpaceX
Sergei Krikalev, executive director, Human Space Flight Programs, Roscosmos
2:30 p.m.: Crew News Conference

Tracy Dyson, flight engineer
Matthew Dominick, spacecraft commander
Michael Barratt, pilot
Jeanette Epps, mission specialist
Alexander Grebenkin, mission specialist
3:30 p.m.: Individual Crew Interview Opportunities

Crew-8 members and Dyson available for a limited number of interviews
More about space station crew

Full crew biographies are linked above. Below are highlights of their spaceflight experience.

NASA selected Tracy C. Dyson as an astronaut in June 1998, and during her previous two flights, she logged more than 188 days in space. Dyson first launched aboard the space shuttle Endeavour on STS-118 in 2007, serving as a mission specialist. During the mission, the crew added the starboard-5 truss segment to the station’s “backbone” and a new gyroscope. In 2010, Dyson served as flight engineer for Expedition 23/24 and performed three spacewalks, logging 22 hours and 49 minutes outside the station as she helped remove and replace a failed pump module for one of two external ammonia circulation loops that keep internal and external equipment cool.

Matthew Dominick will serve as commander for Crew-8, his first spaceflight after being selected as an astronaut in 2017. During Expedition 70/71 aboard the space station, he will serve as a mission specialist. Follow @dominickmatthew on X.

Michael Barratt is the Crew-8 pilot, making his third visit to the space station. In 2009, Barratt served as a flight engineer for Expeditions 19/20 as the station transitioned its standard crew complement from three to six, and performed two spacewalks. He flew aboard the space shuttle Discovery in 2011 on STS-133, which delivered the Permanent Multipurpose Module and fourth Express Logistics Carrier. Barratt has spent a total of 212 days in space. During Expedition 70/71, he will serve as a mission specialist.

Jeanette Epps was selected by NASA as an astronaut in 2009 and is a mission specialist aboard Crew-8, her first spaceflight, working with the commander and pilot to monitor the spacecraft during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. She will serve as a flight engineer during Expeditions 70/71. Follow @Astro_Jeanette on X.

Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin is flying on his first mission. He will serve as a flight engineer during Expeditions 70/71.

Learn more about how NASA innovates for the benefit of humanity through NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at:

https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 Visits Dragon, Tests Equipment Ahead of Launch

Jason Costa Posted on January 17, 2024

Crew members set to fly aboard NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission recently visited the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to rehearse launch day activities and get a close look at the spacecraft that will take them to the International Space Station.
NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 crew members participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test.
From left to right, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin, NASA astronauts Michael Barratt, Matthew Dominick, and Jeanette Epps participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission. Photo credit: SpaceX

As part of the Crew Equipment Interface Test, NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, commander; Michael Barratt, pilot; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, as well as Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin, gathered at SpaceX’s refurbishment facility at nearby Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, put on their flight suits, entered the spacecraft, performed leak checks, and completed communications checkouts.

The crew familiarized themselves with the interior of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft and listened to the Dragon’s fans and pumps while inside in preparation for sounds they can expect to hear during the flight. Crew-8 will fly to the space station aboard Dragon, named Endeavour, which previously supported NASA’s Demo-2, Crew-2, and Crew-6 missions, as well as Axiom Space’s Axiom Mission 1 to and from the orbiting laboratory.

The Crew-8 astronauts also took a familiarization tour of Kennedy’s Launch Complex 39A, completed emergency training, and rode the elevator to the top of the launch pad’s tower to enjoy the panoramic view of the Florida spaceport. Crew-8 is targeted to launch from the pad on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than mid-February 2024.

As part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program, Crew-8 marks the ninth human spaceflight mission supported by a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft and the eighth crew rotation mission to the space station since 2020 for NASA.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/crew-8/2024/01/17/nasas-spacex-crew-8-visits-dragon-tests-equipment-ahead-of-launch/

From left to right, Roscosmos cosmonaut mission specialist Alexander Grebenkin; NASA astronauts Michael Barratt, pilot; Matthew Dominick, commander; and mission specialist Jeanette Epps, who will fly aboard NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8, participate in the Crew Equipment Interface Test at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/LaunchPhoto/status/1748434725885136902
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Ben Cooper's Launch Photography Viewing Guide, updated January 23:
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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 mid to late February, at midnight or later EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.
~~05:00 to ~~11:00 UTC?
Hedging between mid and late February.

And, SFN Launch Schedule, updated January 23:
Launch late February
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Russian sources claim NET February 18:

https://tass.ru/kosmos/19802649
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“[Start of mission] Crew-8 - 18.2 (February 18 - TASS note),” says Murtazin’s presentation slide. The crew will go into orbit on the American ship Crew Dragon.
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Pad changeover from IM-1 on 14th to Crew Dragon for Crew-8 on 18th sounds remarkably tight? Perhaps 18th date was from before IM-1 moved from 10th to 14th?

Or maybe that 18th is a NET that only applies if IM-1 is delayed a month?
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Cross-post re: Cygnus NG-20, possibly pertaining to Crew-8:
NextSpaceflight (Updated January 24th?)
First Stage B1077-10
https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/7069

Soo...what will happen with B1072 now?
Assigned to Crew-8?
Which begs the question, "What launch will B1083.1 carry?"
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The next crewed mission to the station, @SpaceX #Crew8, will be introduced from @NASA_Johnson live on @NASA TV at 1pm ET on Thursday. Have questions? #AskNASA. https://nasa.gov/nasatv/

(From left) Alexander Grebenkin, Michael Barratt, Matthew Dominick, and Jeanette Epps.

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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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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)
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https://nextspaceflight.com/launches/details/6880
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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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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 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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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

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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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A Falcon 9 will launch the next crew of four astronauts to the International Space Station, Crew-8, from pad 39A on late February at the earliest, around 12-1 a.m. EST. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.

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Studies of neurological disorders, plant growth in space, fluid shifts, and more! #Crew8 prepares for months of exciting microgravity research during their stay aboard the @Space_Station.

Dive into the science: https://go.nasa.gov/3SQyXZM

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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 28 at the earliest, around 1 a.m. EST if that day. The first stage will land back at the Cape about eight minutes after launch.


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NEW LAUNCH DATE:

NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than 12:49am ET on Feb. 28 for the launch of #Crew8 to the @Space_Station, with @NASA_Astronauts @dominickmatthew, Michael Barratt, @Astro_Jeanette, and cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin aboard.

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NASA, SpaceX Target Late February for Crew-8 Launch to Station

NASA and SpaceX are targeting no earlier than 12:49 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 28, for the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission to the International Space Station. The launch of Crew-8 was adjusted to deconflict operations with Intuitive Machines’ IM-1, the company’s first lunar lander mission to the Moon as part NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, currently targeted for Wednesday, Feb. 14. NASA and SpaceX will continue to assess Crew-8 readiness and may adjust the Crew-8 launch date following a successful IM-1 launch.

“The Commercial Crew Program has been following along with the IM-1 mission preparations, and we are wishing the Intuitive Machines and SpaceX teams all the best ahead of this extremely complex mission to the lunar surface,” said Steve Stich, program manager for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin will lift off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to perform research, technology demonstrations, and maintenance activities aboard the space station. Crew-8 is the eighth crew rotation mission with SpaceX to station, and the ninth human spaceflight as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Details about the mission and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program can be found by following the Crew-8 blog, the commercial crew blog, X, and Facebook.

Author Jamie Groh
Posted on February 13, 2024
Categories Commercial Crew, Commercial Spaceflight, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, NASA, NASA Astronauts
Tags Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Falcon 9, Launch Complex 39A, NASA's SpaceX Crew-8, SpaceX

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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. Photo credit: NASA/Bill Stafford
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(New? or maybe an old) booster in the hanger at 39A as seen during B1060 rollout for IM-1.
https://x.com/Int_Machines/status/1757210909619925371
Booster appears soot-less.  It could be B1083-1, launching Crew-8 from LC-39A.
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NASA and SpaceX teams have adjusted the launch date for the #Crew8 mission to NET Friday, March 1 at 12:04am ET.

The shift follows the successful launch on Feb. 15 of the Intuitive Machines IM-1 spacecraft on a robotic mission to land on the Moon from Launch Complex 39A.
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Get to know the crew ahead of their journey to the @Space_Station on this week’s #HWHAP! https://go.nasa.gov/3SJvjiR

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Time to quarantine!

#Crew8 @NASA_Astronauts @dominickmatthew, Michael Barratt, @Astro_Jeanette, and cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin entered quarantine Friday evening in one of the last major milestones before they launch to @Space_Station: https://go.nasa.gov/49qoDxl

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Dragon arrives at the hangar at pad 39A in Florida ahead of its fifth flight to the
@space_station. Falcon 9 is targeted to launch Dragon and Crew-8 to the orbiting laboratory no earlier than Friday, March 1
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A0189/24 NOTAMN
Q) NTTT/QRDCA/IV/BO/W/000/999/2906S15000W200
A) NTTT
B) 2403010557 C) 2403070409
D) 01 0557-0631, 02 0534-0608, 03 0509-0543, 04 0446-0520, 05
 0424-0458, 06 0401-0435, 07 0335-0409
E) TEMPORARY DANGEROUS AREA DUE TO AIRSPACE DEBRIS RE-ENTRY OF
FALCON 9 NASA CREW-8, IN TAHITI FIR WITHIN AN AREA BOUNDED BY
FOLLOWING POINTS : 
3000S15139W
2819S14945W
2922S14847W
3000S14928W
3000S15139W
THIS ACTIVITY IMPACTS NZZO FIR AS WELL.
AIRSPACE USERS ARE ADVISED OF THE PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS NATURE
OF THE ACTIVITY AND ARE STRONGLY INVITED TO AVOID THE AREA DURING
THE ACTIVITY TIME SLOT. 
OPERATORS ARE INVITED TO FILE THEIR FLIGHT PLAN WITH A TRAJECTORY
THAT ENSURES THAT THE AREA IS CIRCUMNAVIGATED.
F) SFC G) UNL
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