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.

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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.

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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.

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Now I get it.

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