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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3060 on: 03/20/2020 03:31 am »
Not a rumor.

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« Last Edit: 03/27/2020 02:48 am by ZachS09 »
Liftoff for St. Jude's! Go Dragon, Go Falcon, Godspeed Inspiration4!

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3062 on: 03/31/2020 07:03 am »
Now we got it.             global.jaxa.jp/press/2020/03/2020031-1_e.html.                 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.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3063 on: 03/31/2020 03:12 pm »
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.

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Get more information on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program at:
https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew
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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3064 on: 03/31/2020 09:36 pm »
March 31, 2020

Veteran Astronaut Karen Nyberg Retires from NASA

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Veteran Astronaut Karen Nyberg Retires from NASA

After nearly 30 years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center supporting human spaceflight, including 20 years as an astronaut and two spaceflights totaling 180 days in space, Astronaut Karen Nyberg is retiring from NASA. Her last day is March 31. 

Nyberg is from Vining, Minnesota. She received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of North Dakota, and master’s and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She was selected as an astronaut in 2000, flew on one space shuttle mission, and was a member of one International Space Station long-duration expedition.

“Karen has been an important part of the astronaut corps for many years. Her teamwork and leadership skills have made her a great astronaut, a dear colleague, and a mentor to many,” said Pat Forrester, chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson. “I have so much respect for her and I appreciate all that she has contributed to the space program. I am sorry to see her go but wish her the best in the next chapter of her life.”

Nyberg started at Johnson as an intern in 1991 and worked in a variety of areas. She holds a patent for work done on the Robot Friendly Probe and Socket Assembly. After her astronaut selection and initial training in 2000, she was assigned technical duties in the Astronaut Office’s Station Operations Branch where she served as a crew support astronaut for the Expedition 6 crew during its six‐month mission aboard the International Space Station.

On May 31, 2008, Nyberg launched on the space shuttle Discovery with the STS-124 crew to the space station to deliver the Japanese Experiment Module‐Pressurized Module and the Japanese Remote Manipulator System.

Nyberg flew to the space station again as a flight engineer for Expedition 36/37 on May 28, 2013. Nyberg and her crewmates spent 166 days in orbit, participating in hundreds of research experiments in the areas of physical science, technology, education, medicine and more. She also generated interest around the world by posting on social media including how to wash your hair in space, quilting in space, and being a mom while in space. She completed that mission and landed on Nov. 10, 2013.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3066 on: 05/09/2020 02:01 pm »
Ryzhikov and Kud-Sverchkov (and I assume with Bowen to) confirmed for Soyuz MS-17. Disappointing for Tikhanov and Babkin, hears hoping they finally get their shot on MS-18.

https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1259112811407564801
« Last Edit: 05/09/2020 02:03 pm by Tobias_Corbett »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3067 on: 05/11/2020 02:51 pm »
https://twitter.com/NASAWatch/status/1258774729416212481
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So: who is going to fly to ISS with Tom Cruise? @Axiom_Space has a deal with @SpaceX  to fly private astronauts to ISS. Sources report Axiom's former @NASA astronaut employee @CommanderMLA Michael López-Alegría is expected to be on the Cruise flight.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3068 on: 05/12/2020 09:32 am »
https://twitter.com/fandeliss/status/1260098089014177792

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arrived in Houston ... it took a lot of resources, but you couldn't wait any longer or the mission (and the whole program) would be delayed.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3069 on: 05/27/2020 09:10 am »
The TsPK has provided a new "Crews in Training" overview.
According to this, on Soyuz MS-17 in October will fly Kathleen Rubins as FE2 and her back-up will be Mark Vande Hei.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3070 on: 05/27/2020 10:44 am »
Can you please tell us the URL?
I can't find it.
« Last Edit: 05/27/2020 11:40 am by Joachim »

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3071 on: 05/27/2020 12:07 pm »
Can you please tell us the URL?
I can't find it.
Sorry, it seems deleted again.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3072 on: 05/28/2020 05:02 am »
The TsPK has provided a new "Crews in Training" overview.
According to this, on Soyuz MS-17 in October will fly Kathleen Rubins as FE2 and her back-up will be Mark Vande Hei.

Anyone have any idea what happened to Bowen?

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3073 on: 05/28/2020 07:34 am »
The TsPK has provided a new "Crews in Training" overview.
According to this, on Soyuz MS-17 in October will fly Kathleen Rubins as FE2 and her back-up will be Mark Vande Hei.

Anyone have any idea what happened to Bowen?
Maybe he will fly on an USCV?

BTW the new NASA crew members of Soyuz MS-17 are also mentioned here.
https://ria.ru/20200528/1572092208.html
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In the crew of the Soyuz MS-17, NASA replaced Bowen with Rubins," the agency’s interlocutor said, without specifying the reason for the replacement.
He added that the astronaut Mark Vande Hai was chosen as the backup for Rubins.
The "crew list" of the Union MS-17 has not yet been officially approved. The approval of the crew will take place in the near future, "a spokesman for Roscosmos told RIA Novosti.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3074 on: 05/28/2020 07:47 am »
The TsPK has provided a new "Crews in Training" overview.
According to this, on Soyuz MS-17 in October will fly Kathleen Rubins as FE2 and her back-up will be Mark Vande Hei.

Anyone have any idea what happened to Bowen?
Maybe he will fly on an USCV?

Thats what I thought to actually, he could be in the fourth seat on the first Starliner PCM, considering there probably wont be a Russian cosmonaut on that seat like with Crew-1.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3075 on: 06/03/2020 02:42 pm »
June 03, 2020
RELEASE 20-060

NASA Assigns Astronaut Kate Rubins to Expedition 63/64 Space Station Crew

NASA has assigned astronaut Kate Rubins to a six-month mission to the International Space Station as a flight engineer and member of the Expedition 63/64 crew.

Rubins, along with cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to launch Oct. 14 on the Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Among some of the hundreds of experiments ongoing during her mission, Rubins will conduct research using the Cold Atom Lab to study the use of laser-cooled atoms for future quantum sensors, and will work on a cardiovascular experiment that builds on an investigation she completed during her previous mission.

NASA selected Rubins as an astronaut in 2009, and she completed her first spaceflight in 2016 as an Expedition 48/49 crew member. She launched July 6, 2016, and spent 115 days in space, during which she conducted two spacewalks totaling 12 hours and 46 minutes before her return to Earth Oct. 29, 2016. During her stay on the space station, Rubins helped advance important science and research and became the first person to sequence DNA in space.

Born in Farmington, Connecticut, and raised in Napa, California, Rubins received a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of California, San Diego, in 1999 and a doctorate in cancer biology in 2005 from Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Department of Microbiology and Immunology in Palo Alto, California. Before joining NASA, Rubins worked as a fellow/principal investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge and headed 14 researchers studying viral diseases that primarily affect Central and West Africa.

For nearly 20 years, astronauts have continuously lived and worked on the space station, testing technologies, performing science and developing the skills needed to explore farther from Earth. As a global endeavor, 239 people from 19 countries have visited the unique microgravity laboratory that has hosted more than 2,800 research investigations from researchers in 108 countries. Through NASA’s Artemis program, the agency will send astronauts to the Moon by 2024, with eventual human exploration of Mars. Inspiring the next generation of explorers – the Artemis Generation – ensures America will continue to lead in space exploration and discovery.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3076 on: 06/19/2020 05:36 pm »
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1273992872392642560
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Cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko is working out spacewalk from the Search module for laying and connecting five electric and information cables for the Science module for its integration into the ISS Russian Segment

The message on the CPC website notes that in July the ISS-65 crew will be preparing for spacewalk (launch - April 9, 2021 at Soyuz MS-18).

It is possible that a separate training Borisenko (not in the crew of the ISS-65) means his flight to the USCV-2 in February 2021.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3077 on: 06/19/2020 07:02 pm »
BTW, Andrey Borisenko said in a Russian TV channel, that he will fly in a spacecraft of Elon Musk.
https://topspb.tv/news/2020/05/21/kosmonavt-iz-peterburga-rasskazal-pochemu-soglasilsya-na-uchastie-v-programme-ilona-maska/
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Cosmonaut Borisenko said that he was encouraged to participate in the Ilon Mask program
He was among the candidates for a flight to the ISS in a manned spaceship in the United States.
A cosmonaut born in Leningrad told why he agreed to participate in the Ilona Mask program. Andrei Borisenko shared his thoughts on the air of the St. Petersburg TV channel.
The astronaut became one of the possible participants in the Space X program Ilona Mask. He became one of the candidates for a flight to the ISS on new manned US ships. According to Borisenko, he gladly agreed to the proposal.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3078 on: 06/22/2020 09:59 pm »
What is the current plan for which expedition crew will replace Mike Hopkins' Dragon crew? Is it supposed to be Chris Ferguson's crew (assuming all goes well), Suni Williams' crew (again assuming all goes well), or the next Dragon crew? I feel like I've seen all of the above.

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Re: Flight crew assignments
« Reply #3079 on: 06/23/2020 03:56 am »
Glover-Hopkins-Noguchi-Walker runs Sept 20-Feb 21. Third SpaceX crew then runs Feb 21-Aug 21.

Boeing crew is just a short visit in Apr-May 21.

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