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The Crew-1 Astronauts

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
August 26, 2020
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The Crew-1 Astronauts
Crew-1 Astronauts

From left, Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, Pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins – all NASA astronauts – and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut and Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi
The astronauts are seated in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training. Walker, Glover, Hopkins, and Noguchi will launch to the International Space Station on the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission.

This will be the first operational mission to the orbiting laboratory under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program following the agency’s certification of SpaceX’s crew transportation system. The crew will launch from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida.

KSC-20200814-PH-SPX01_0001 Photo credit: SpaceX Larger image

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