SpaceX Crew-1 mission overview
For the first time a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will carry 4 astronauts towards the International Space Station, all members of the Expedition 64 crew. This is the second manned flight of Crew Dragon, following successful “Demo-2” maiden flight in July. Launch is scheduled on 23 october 2020 from Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A launch pad.
SpaceX Crew-1 mission patch
The mission patch pays tribute to the four prior U.S. spacecrafts that carried astronauts, with symbols on the lower edge for Space shuttle, Apollo, Gemini and Mercury.
You can see the symbolism in the previous NASA program symbol progression, and now Crew Dragon shooting right past the shuttle. Plus the ISS hanging out on its own.
Visit SpaceX Crew Dragon
SpaceX Crew Dragon is a manned space capsule inspired by the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft which has been supplying cargo to the International Space Station since 2012. Crew Dragon is designed to accomodate up to 7 passengers.
What if you were one of the astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon on October 23? What if you had to manually dock with the International Space Station?
This simulator will familiarize you with the controls of the actual interface used by NASA astronauts to manually pilot the SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle to the ISS. Tips: take it nice and slow, adjust your pitch, roll and yaw before approching ISS.
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Image credits: NASA public domain/SpaceX