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Discussion Thread for SpaceX's first operational crew mission.

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Successful launch November 15 at 7:27pm EST (00:27 UTC on the 16th) on Falcon 9 (booster 1061.1) from LC-39A.  This is the first flight of Crew Dragon "Resilience", capsule 207.  Successful booster landing on JRTI.



March 31, 2020
RELEASE 20-035

NASA Adds Shannon Walker to First Operational Crewed SpaceX Mission
 
NASA has assigned astronaut Shannon Walker to the first operational crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station.

Walker will join NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover Jr., as well as Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), for a six-month expedition aboard the unique space laboratory.

This mission will be the first in a series of regular, rotational flights to the station following NASA’s certification of the new crewed system following completion and validation of SpaceX’s test flight with astronauts, known as Demo-2. This test is expected to take place in mid-to-late May as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.

Pending the successful Demo-2 test, Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi will launch aboard Crew Dragon on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. That launch is targeted for later this year.

Walker was born in Houston and began her career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in 1987 as a robotics flight controller for the space shuttle with Rockwell Space Operations Co. She became a NASA employee in 1995, working on robotics and avionics hardware for the station with the program’s international partners. She also coordinated on-orbit problem resolution in the Mission Evaluation Room at Johnson and in Moscow and served as acting manager of the On-Orbit Engineering Office before NASA selected her for the 2004 astronaut class. As an astronaut, she spent 163 days as a flight engineer aboard the space station for Expeditions 24 and 25 in 2010. Walker earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s and doctorate in space physics, all from Rice University in Houston.

NASA already assigned Glover and Hopkins to the first operation SpaceX crewed mission in August 2018. This will be the first spaceflight for Glover and the second for Hopkins, who lived aboard the space station from September 2013 to March 2014 as part of Expeditions 37 and 38.

It will be the third spaceflight for Noguchi, who was a space shuttle crew member on the STS-114 mission in 2005 and a space station crew member from December 2009 to June 2010 as part of Expeditions 22 and 23.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is working with the American aerospace industry as companies develop and operate a new generation of spacecraft and launch systems capable of carrying crews to low-Earth orbit and to the space station. Commercial transportation to and from the station will provide expanded utility, additional research time and broader opportunities for discovery on the orbital outpost.

The station is a critical testbed for NASA to understand and overcome the challenges of long-duration spaceflight. As commercial companies focus on providing human transportation services to and from low-Earth orbit, NASA is free to focus on building spacecraft and rockets for deep space missions.

Follow NASA astronauts on social media at:
https://www.twitter.com/NASA_astronauts

Get more information on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at:
https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Random act of curiosity from me. Not an expert on Russian by any means, but as a Slav (TM) myself (albeit not using cyrillic), I sort of figured her name would have been transliterated not as "Yokep" but "Bokep", with a hard "v" in latin. This seems like it should be read out as "Oo-oh-kerr" in Russian which kinda seems off. What am I missing?

I suck at these phonetic encoding things and so by cyrillic "Y" I mean latin "U" which slavics pronounce not as "you" but more like the "oo" in "tool" in English.
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The corresponding Jaxa announcement: Announcement of the Space Vehicle for JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi's International Space Station (ISS) Expedition
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JAXA astronaut, Noguchi Soichi, currently preparing and training for the ISS Expedition, will start training to board the first operational Crew Dragon under development by Space-X.

The flight schedule will be announced when it is determined.

Soichi Noguchi


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You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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Random act of curiosity from me. Not an expert on Russian by any means, but as a Slav (TM) myself (albeit not using cyrillic), I sort of figured her name would have been transliterated not as "Yokep" but "Bokep", with a hard "v" in latin. This seems like it should be read out as "Oo-oh-kerr" in Russian which kinda seems off. What am I missing?

I suck at these phonetic encoding things and so by cyrillic "Y" I mean latin "U" which slavics pronounce not as "you" but more like the "oo" in "tool" in English.

Having lived in Russia for 6 years, it can be done either way, but УО (or sometimes УА) is a common transliteration of the W sound. Because there is no accent on the first syllable, it ends up sounding pretty close.

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Random act of curiosity from me. Not an expert on Russian by any means, but as a Slav (TM) myself (albeit not using cyrillic), I sort of figured her name would have been transliterated not as "Yokep" but "Bokep", with a hard "v" in latin. This seems like it should be read out as "Oo-oh-kerr" in Russian which kinda seems off. What am I missing?
If you spell it like "Вокер", then you end up with this kind of Russian accent:

:)

Oh, and one famous Texas Ranger with the same last name took care of this transliteration already: https://www.kino-teatr.ru/kino/movie/hollywood/17767/annot/
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https://spacenews.com/nasa-selects-astronauts-for-crew-dragon-mission/

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NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission
by Jeff Foust — March 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not include any Russian cosmonauts after Roscosmos officials said they would not fly on what they consider an unproven vehicle.

Sigh.

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https://spacenews.com/nasa-selects-astronauts-for-crew-dragon-mission/

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NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission
by Jeff Foust — March 31, 2020

WASHINGTON — NASA has completed the crew for the first operational SpaceX commercial crew mission to the International Space Station, one that will not include any Russian cosmonauts after Roscosmos officials said they would not fly on what they consider an unproven vehicle.

Sigh.

Already being discussed in a more appropriate thread: https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=50312.msg2064132#msg2064132

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1253831072795684864

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The team at SpaceX’s rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas completed a static fire test today of the Falcon 9 first stage that will launch Crew Dragon’s first operational mission (Crew-1) with 3 @NASA astronauts and 1 @jaxa_en astronaut on board later this year

twitter.com/spacex/status/1253831076608225281

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The McGregor team also completed a static fire test earlier this week of Falcon 9’s second stage engine for the Crew-1 mission, which will propel Crew Dragon toward the @space_station once the first stage separates and reorients to land back on Earth

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1253831081876320259

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Falcon 9’s second stage engine at our Hawthorne headquarters before shipping to Texas – it is the 100th second stage engine SpaceX has built
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The same MVac image at 4K

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1253831248444747777
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The core number for this booster is B1061.

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ISS emergency scenario for (From left) NASA Astronauts Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker, JAXA Astronaut Soichi Noguchi, and NASA Astronaut Victor Glover. / March 4, 2020 Copyright: JAXA/NASA
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https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1256251100782448640

Has there been any reason given for why Noguchi's helmet is black instead of white, is it just not finished yet? or will his helmet look like that during the flight?

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Has there been any reason given for why Noguchi's helmet is black instead of white, is it just not finished yet? or will his helmet look like that during the flight?

Probably fit test articles. Note that all 4 are wearing white helmets in the picture inside Dragon.

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Has there been any reason given for why Noguchi's helmet is black instead of white, is it just not finished yet? or will his helmet look like that during the flight?
Probably fit test articles. Note that all 4 are wearing white helmets in the picture inside Dragon.
In the second picture of the tweet?  No, Noguchi's helmet is black there as well.
Edit: Added crop of his helmet from that photo.
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The Crew Dragon spacecraft that will be used for the Crew-1 mission for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program undergoes processing inside the clean room at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. The Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station is targeted for later in 2020 with NASA Astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi.

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For completeness here are the 4K SpaceX astronaut photos
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Soichi Noguchi just tweeted this, the rightmost patch looks like it must be the Crew-1 patch, to my knowledge this is the first time a photo of it has been made public.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Soichi/status/1257148019444781056

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That is likely 'only' his personal patch for this mission.

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