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Crew-5 Discussion Thread

NET October 4 at 12:23pm EDT (16:23 UTC)

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Astronauts @AstroDuke and @astro_josh have been reassigned to @NASA's @SpaceX Crew-5 mission. Mann and Cassada will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively, for this flight. Additional crew members will be announced later:

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1445776317220151301
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NASA Announces Astronaut Changes for Upcoming Commercial Crew Missions

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on October 6, 2021

NASA has reassigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station as part of the Commercial Crew Program.

Mann and Cassada will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively, for the Crew-5 mission. Additional crew members will be announced later.

Crew-5 is expected to launch no earlier than fall 2022 on a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo and their crewmates will join an expedition crew aboard station for a long duration stay to conduct science activities for the benefit of humanity and exploration.

Mann and Cassada previously were assigned to missions on NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test and NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission, respectively. NASA decided it was important to make these reassignments to allow Boeing time to complete the development of Starliner while continuing plans for astronauts to gain spaceflight experience for the future needs of the agency’s missions.

NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke, and Suni Williams will continue to provide experience for Boeing as the agency prepares for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test. Additional Boeing flight assignments will be made in the future.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2021/10/06/nasa-announces-astronaut-changes-for-upcoming-commercial-crew-missions/

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Following Crew-4, the next US Commercial Crew flights are targeting September 2022 and March 2023 with the specific commercial partner to be determined. [Oct 1]
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According to Eric Berger, the other two crew members could be Jeanette Epps and Koichi Wakata, but those haven't been confirmed by NASA yet. Possibly because one of the seats might be used by a Russian cosmonaut:

https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1445774414839123971

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She's been assigned to the crew for training purposes as well. The reason she's not been added officially, I think, is that there's a small chance her seat could be taken by a cosmonaut. But I think the trade for this won't be in place in time.

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I thought the NASA-RSA trade was supposed to be completed for Crew-4? I'm surprised to hear it might not be completed for Crew-5.

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https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1446168953559134210

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NASA update now includes information on Jeanette Epps: She "remains assigned to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 ... (but) is cross training with the team on the Crew Dragon system." My understanding is that if no Russian flies on Crew-5, Epps will get that seat

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NASA, SpaceX Update Upcoming Commercial Crew Flights

Danielle Sempsrott Posted on October 7, 2021

NASA and SpaceX leadership provided an update Oct. 6 as part of the agency’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station – the third crew rotation flight that will carry an international crew of four astronauts on a science expedition to the microgravity laboratory as part of the Commercial Crew Program.

NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, and Kayla Barron as well as ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Matthias Maurer will launch aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft launching on a Falcon 9 rocket on its way to the space station. The mission is scheduled to lift off Saturday, Oct. 30, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew-3 mission will fly a new Crew Dragon spacecraft, and will be the first mission to fly a previously used nosecone.

Crew-3 astronauts also will provide an update on their upcoming mission at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 7, on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website, from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas prior to going into standard preflight quarantine ahead final launch preparations.

Launch on Oct. 30 would have Crew-3 arriving at the space station early the next day after an approximate 22-hour journey for a short overlap with the astronauts who flew to the station as part of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission.

Prior to launch, NASA and SpaceX will complete a final dress rehearsal for the mission, and continue reviewing data as a part of the standard mission reviews. In support of Crew-3, SpaceX implemented several improvements to the Crew Dragon system based on knowledge gained from previous flights, including making a software change to build in more communications robustness against radiation effects while docked, adding more cleaning techniques to cut down on foreign object debris, improving computer performance during re-entry, and enhancing the spacecraft’s docking procedures and mechanisms to mitigate hardware interference on the International Space Station side of the interface.

NASA and SpaceX also have been working to conduct joint inspections of the waste management system on the Crew-2 spacecraft at the space station following an observation during a non-NASA mission. Based on the inspections, teams will limit the use of the waste system during the return flight of Crew-2. Earlier this year, the Dragon spacecraft supporting the Crew-2 mission completed a short port relocation flight around the International Space Station, and all systems on the spacecraft performed normally during its undocking and re-docking maneuver. SpaceX will implement a small design improvement on the new Dragon spacecraft supporting the Crew-3 mission and all future spacecraft to make the system even more robust.

Through data sharing with SpaceX, NASA also has gained additional insight into higher-altitude flights of Crew Dragon, the performance of the thermal protection system, and more data on micrometeoroid environment of space helping to improve modeling. In addition, NASA learned more about the environmental control and life support system on an extended in-orbit mission with crew continuously on board, including the system’s carbon dioxide scrubber. On all missions, including cargo flights, SpaceX continues to recover and examine parachutes for continued analysis by NASA, ultimately driving up the safety of all missions.

After Crew-3 arrival to the space station, return of the Crew-2 mission with NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, is planned for early November. This Friday, the Crew-2 spacecraft is targeted to break the record set by Crew Dragon Resilience as it passes 168 days in orbit.

Missions teams continue to target April 15, 2022, for the launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the space station for a six-month science mission aboard the microgravity laboratory.

Crew-4 will be commanded by Kjell Lindgren with Bob Hines as pilot, both NASA astronauts. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will be a mission specialist and command the station’s Expedition 68 crew, while the remaining crew member has yet to be named. Crew-3 astronauts are set to return to Earth in late April 2022 following a similar handover with Crew-4.

NASA also announced it has reassigned astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada to the agency’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission to the International Space Station. NASA decided it was important to make these reassignments to allow Boeing time to complete the development of Starliner while continuing plans for astronauts to gain spaceflight experience for the future needs of the agency’s missions.

NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps remains assigned to NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 for a long-duration science mission aboard the International Space Station. It is important for Nicole Mann, Josh Cassada and Jeanette Epps to gain their first spaceflight experience, and Epps currently is cross training with the team on the Crew Dragon system. There are many factors in play before any crew assignment is ready, including discussions with our international partners and Multilateral Crew Operations Panel approval. All three crew members have ample time to train on commercial crew systems and become fully prepared for their missions to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore, Mike Fincke, and Suni Williams will continue to provide experience for Boeing as the agency prepares for NASA’s Boeing Crew Flight Test and Starliner-1 missions. Additional Boeing flight assignments will be made in the future.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/2021/10/07/nasa-spacex-update-upcoming-commercial-crew-flights/

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JAXA has confirmed that WAKATA Koichi will travel to the International Space Station on the Crew-5 mission, with this astronaut, three of the four crew members of the mission are already known, the fourth could be a Russian cosmonaut, although it has not been confirmed who will occupy the fourth seat.
https://twitter.com/jaxa_wdc/status/1447753014777810947
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Japanese astronaut Wakata to travel to ISS on Crew Dragon.

Japanese astronaut Wakata decided to go to the ISS on the Crew Dragon in the fall of 2022.

09:56 10/12/2021 (updated: 09:58 10/12/2021)

TOKYO, 12 October - RIA Novosti. Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata , who has been in space on four missions and is undergoing training for a flight to the International Space Station (ISS), announced his decision to join the fifth mission of the American Crew Dragon in the fall of 2022.

“I made the decision to fly with the fifth SpaceX mission of the American spacecraft Crew Dragon. This will be my fifth flight into space after flying American ships in 1996, 2000 and 2009 and after flying on the Russian Soyuz in 2013. Upcoming the flight will be my first flight aboard a commercial spacecraft, "the astronaut said in a statement released by the Japan Aerospace Agency (JAXA).

After this flight, Wakata will become the first among Japanese astronauts in the number of flights into space.

The Crew-5 mission to the ISS is scheduled for fall 2022 and will include NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Joe Kassada. Subsequently, at a briefing, ISS Program Manager at NASA Joel Montalbano said that NASA expects the Russian cosmonaut to also join Crew-5. The names of the remaining members of the mission will be announced later.

https://ria.ru/20211012/astronavt-1754140335.html

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Well...   ;)
if they're planning to reuse the capsule from Crew-3 on Crew-5 flight, then astronaut Mann will finally get aboard Endurance  :D
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GT: The crew of Crew Dragon Crew-5 and Soyuz 68S jointly conducted emergency response training on the ISS. It was the first time for Crew Dragon to be trained in the event of a fire, uncontrolled decompression, toxic substance leakage, etc. in the case of the crew dragon moored on the ISS, so there were many new discoveries and it was a fruitful training opportunity.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Wakata/status/1459358224793190404


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Rogozin reports via Twitter that Anna Kikina will be joining Crew-5 in Fall 2022:

https://twitter.com/Rogozin/status/1468609322355732483

Quote from: Rogozin tweet, Google translate
Anya Kikina, as part of Roscosmos-NASA cross flights, will fly to the ISS in the fall of 2022 as part of the crew of an American commercial spacecraft. Accordingly, we will include a NASA astronaut in our crew on the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft. [Dec 8]
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In accordance with the flight schedule approved by the State Corporation Roscosmos under the Russian program of the International Space Station, two launches of the Soyuz MS manned spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome are planned in 2022. They will take place in the spring and autumn of this year.

On March 18, at 18:55 Moscow time, the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Soyuz MS-21 manned transport vehicle is scheduled from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The main crew included three members of the Roscosmos cosmonaut corps at once: Oleg Artemiev, Denis Matveev and Sergei Korsakov. Their stand-ins are Sergei Prokopiev, Anna Kikina and Dmitry Petelin, respectively.

The flight of the manned spacecraft will take place according to the "superfast" two-turn rendezvous scheme. The docking is planned to the new "Prichal" nodal module of the ISS Russian Segment, and the flight duration will be 195 days.

The next manned launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for September 21 at 16:54 Moscow time. Its flight as part of the Russian segment of the station will last 188 days.

In addition, Roskosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina will join the American crewed spacecraft Crew Dragon as part of cross-flights with the United States. The flight is scheduled to take place in September - October 2022. According to the astronaut, the preparation for a flight on an American spacecraft has its own peculiarities.
“The most important feature is that you do not land on land if it is normal, but splash down on the water. <...> You are preparing for this. During the preparation, the peculiarity is that all the instructors speak to you in a language other than Russian, and teach in English, ”Kikina noted.

As the cosmonaut specified, preparations for the flight on the spacecraft will take place in the United States. The first stage of training has already passed, the second will take place in the near future, already in 2022.

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A new booster and "a Russian crew member" could be used for the Crew-5 mission, says NASA. At the moment the only confirmation that Anna Kikina will fly on this mission is from Roscosmos.https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1483821747615023104
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A new booster and "a Russian crew member" could be used for the Crew-5 mission, says NASA. At the moment the only confirmation that Anna Kikina will fly on this mission is from Roscosmos.https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1483821747615023104

I wonder if the new booster is the result of a Russia-imposed requirement (in the name of safety, I guess?) or if it's just a coincidence and a new booster has always been planned for this mission.

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A new booster and "a Russian crew member" could be used for the Crew-5 mission, says NASA. At the moment the only confirmation that Anna Kikina will fly on this mission is from Roscosmos.https://twitter.com/StephenClark1/status/1483821747615023104

I wonder if the new booster is the result of a Russia-imposed requirement (in the name of safety, I guess?) or if it's just a coincidence and a new booster has always been planned for this mission.
I think they are both cases, unless NASA is now planning all its flights with used boosters as in Crew-4.
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In case of signing between Roscosmos and @NASA
 agreements on “cross” flights to the ISS, Anna Kikina is planned to be included in the main crew of the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Instead, NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio joined the main crew of #SoyuzMS22 spacecraft.


https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1484043796467929088


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https://twitter.com/Astro_Wakata/status/1486880721839001606
Quote from: Koichi Wakata, Google translate
A maritime survival training was conducted at the NASA Johnson Space Center pool in anticipation of an emergency for a US commercial spacecraft. It was a very efficient and meaningful training opportunity, including the acquisition of collaborative techniques between the four crew members and the rescue team. Important environmental simulations such as ocean waves and winds, rainfall, and night visibility are realized.
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Interview with Anna Kikina (in Russian). It was mentioned that she's already done some training at SpaceX for Crew Dragon.
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GT: We conducted a 6-hour EVA diving training at the NASA Johnson Space Center pool. The main purpose of today's work is to develop the procedure for the task of exchanging the joints of Canadarm2 in orbit, and the operation control team, safety personnel, engineers of the robot arm development company also participate remotely, and various valuable data. I was able to get.

https://twitter.com/Astro_Wakata/status/1491204343571402752


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First look at Crew 5 patch


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