SpaceX Crew-1

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Mission emblem
Mission emblem
Mission dates (planned)
Mission: SpaceX Crew-1
Spacecraft: Crew Dragon
Launcher: Falcon 9 Block 5
Call sign: "Resilience"
Crew: 4th
Begin: November 16, 2020, 12:27 AM UTC
Starting place: Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A
Space station: ISS
Coupling: November 17, 2020, 04:00 UTC
Decoupling: May 2021 (planned)
Landing: May 2021 (planned)
Landing place: Atlantic
Flight duration: approx. 6 months (planned)
Team photo
Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, Michael Hopkins, Sōichi Noguchi
Shannon Walker , Victor Glover , Michael Hopkins , Sōichi Noguchi
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Orbital Flight Test-2
Next manned mission:
SpaceX Crew-2

SpaceX Crew-1 , also known as Crew-1 for short , is the second manned space mission of the US spaceship Crew Dragon . The mission, which started on November 16, 2020, brought four astronauts to the ISS for a long-term deployment .


On August 3, 2018, the US astronauts Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover were assigned to SpaceX Crew-1. On March 31, 2020, NASA also nominated Shannon Walker and the Japanese astronaut Sōichi Noguchi . For Glover it is the first space flight; the other crew members have already completed an ISS mission.

Name of the capsule

At a press conference held by the astronauts at the end of September 2020, they gave the Crew-Dragon the radio name Resilience ( English for resistance , resilience ).

Mission purpose and implementation

Artist's impression of a crew dragon docking

The Crew Dragon is a successor version of the Dragon spaceship developed by SpaceX and approved for manned flights . After several unmanned tests and the manned test flight SpX-DM2 , the Crew-1 capsule is to dock with the space station for the first time for the full duration of six months. The spacecraft launched on November 16, 2020 on a Falcon-9 launcher from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida . The docking maneuver at the ISS took place as planned 27 hours after the launch on November 17 at 4:00 UTC .

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Starlink Mission . Youtube video from SpaceX, from minute 10.
  2. Stephen Clark: NASA, JAXA assign two more astronauts to second piloted Crew Dragon flight . Spaceflight Now, March 31, 2020.
  3. a b NASA: Launches and Landings. November 13, 2020, accessed on November 14, 2020 (English): "November 15, 2020 - 7:27 pm Eastern"
  4. Meet the Astronauts Assigned to SpaceX's First Mission . NASA, August 3, 2018.
  5. Jeff Foust: NASA selects astronauts for Crew Dragon mission . Spacenews, March 31, 2020.
  6. Robert Z. Pearlman September 30, 2020: SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts name Dragon capsule 'Resilience'. Retrieved October 8, 2020 .
  7. NASA and SpaceX Update Target Launch Date for the Crew-1 Mission to Station - Commercial Crew Program. Retrieved September 29, 2020 (American English).
  8. Hanneke Weitering-Associate Editor November 17, 2020: SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule docks at space station with its 1st crew of 4. In: Retrieved November 17, 2020 .