NASA to Cover Crew Arrival to Launch Site, Flight Readiness Review

SpaceX Crew-5 poses for a photo at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California. From left, Roscosmos’ Anna Kikina, NASA’s Josh Cassada, and JAXA’s Koichi Wakata (JAXA). 
This caution was amended on Sept. 24 to reflect a delay in SpaceX Crew-5’s arrival at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida due to Tropical Storm Ian. New crew arrival dates will be revealed soon.NASA will hold a media conference on Sept. 26 to discuss the agency’s fifth crew rotation mission with SpaceX.

NASA and SpaceX are targeting Monday, Oct. 3 at 12:46 p.m. EDT to launch Crew-5 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Assad and Mann will act as mission commander and pilot, respectively, along with JAXA astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina. These crewmates will spend six months researching the space station. 26 September: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 will return after a short handover with Crew-5.

Flight Readiness Review media teleconference at Kennedy 
Associate Administrator of NASA’s Space Operations Mission Directorate
Commercial Crew Program Manager Steve Stich 
Joel Montalbano, ISS manager, Johnson Space Center 
NASA’s Emily Nelson Johnson’s chief flight director 
William Gerstenmaier, SpaceX’s VP of Build and Flight Reliability Junichi Sakai, JAXA’s ISSP manager Sergei Krikalev, Roscosmos’ ED of Human Space Flight Programs


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