SpaceX Crew-5 Launch

NASA’s Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to launch on 2022-10-05 at 16:00 UTC. The mission will take four crew, two from NASA, one from Russia’s Roscosmos, and one from Japan’s JAXA, to the station for a six month stay. They will fly to the ISS in Crew Dragon vehicle Endurance, which previously flew to and from the ISS on the Crew-3 mission. The first stage booster, B1077, is new and will be making its first flight. Weather is forecast as 90% favourable for launch.

Both NASA astronauts were originally scheduled to fly on Boeing’s Starliner, but were reassigned to this flight due to the many delays with that vehicle.

Here is a pre-flight preview from Everyday Astronaut.

As is customary, the Webcast will start around four hours before launch and cover preliminaries and the mission through docking with the ISS.


Here is the NASA Crew-5 Launch Readiness Review media teleconference held yesterday, 2022-10-03. This is an audio-only recording.

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Live coverage of the Crew-5 Dragon approach and docking with the International Space Station is scheduled to start at 19:15 UTC on 2022-10-06. Docking is expected at 20:57 UTC.


The sequence that starts at 3:38:00 in the Crew-5 Approach and Docking video in comment #3 ought to be an exhibit in the National Hair in Space Museum.


Now I get it.


The Crew-5 Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station at 07:20 UTC on 2023-03-11 and began its separation for return to Earth.

Undocking occurs at 36:00 in the video.

Return to Earth is underway, with splashdown scheduled for 02:02 UTC on 2023-03-12. Coverage of de-orbit, re-entry, splashdown, and recovery is scheduled to start at 01:00 UTC on 2023-03-12.