SpaceX Crew-1 Mission on 23 october 2020

SpaceX Crew-1 live and mission schedule

Play the video below on 23 october 2020 to launch the live stream. To receive a reminder and information on the mission, subscribe to our newsletter or join the event on Facebook.

Mission schedule TBD.

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

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.

Meet the Expedition 64 crew

SHANNON WALKER

Mission specialist 1


NASA astronaut
U.S citizen
2nd spaceflight

Biography

VICTOR GLOVER

Pilot


NASA astronaut
U.S. citizen
1st spaceflight

Biography

MICHAEL HOPKINS

Spacecraft commander


NASA astronaut
U.S. citizen
2nd spaceflight

Biography

SOICHI NOGUCHI

Mission specialist 2


JAXA astronaut
Japanese citizen
3rd spaceflight

Biography

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.

Mass: 6t.

Diameter: 4m/13ft
Length: 8.1m/26.7ft

Capsule volume: 9m3/328ft3

Energy source: solar arrays

Ejection system: thrusters integrated into the capsule

Launcher: SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5

SpaceX Crew Dragon tour 360°

Inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft

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.

Wear the SpaceX “Starman suit”

SpaceX’s space suit was jointly designed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Jose Fernandez, a costume designer well-known for his works for science fiction (Tron: Legacy). The space suit design was reverse engineered by SpaceX engineers.

Features:

Provides a pressurized environment in atypical situations such a cabin depressurization

Routes communications and cooling systems to the astronauts

Hearing protection during ascent and reentry

Flame resistant outer layer

Single connection point between the suit and vehicle

3D printed space suit helmet

Touchscreen compatible gloves

SpaceX Starman space suit

Show your support for SpaceX Crew-1

SpaceX Crew Dragon wallpapers

Crew Dragon free wallpapers

Let’s celebrate the first Crew Dragon manned flight with 4 astronautes aboard: download FREE SpaceX Crew Dragon wallpapers!

PC: link 1 link 2 link 3 link 4

Mac (Retina): link 1 link 2 link 3 link 4

Smartphone: link

SpaceX merchandise

SpaceX merchandise

Show your support for the Crew-1 mission with SpaceX and NASA merchandise: t-shirts, caps, mouse pads…

And if you are a huge fan of SpaceX, you’ll love the posters, books, toys and other merchandise about Elon Musk’s company.

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Image credits: NASA public domain/SpaceX