Tuesday, April 26, 2022

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4: Know Your Crew...Four! | Johnson Space Center

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4: Know Your Crew...Four! | Johnson Space Center

After being together—every day—for many many months, preparing for a long-duration spaceflight, you’d think the astronauts of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission would know one another pretty well. And you’d be right, even down to them being pretty sure who is going to tell the next bad joke!  Watch as Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, Jessica Watkins of NASA and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) have fun answering questions about each other, pondering the 1995 versions of themselves, great baristas in history, and the wonders of American take-out food.

NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Bob Hines, and Jessica Watkins, as well as European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy, are fully trained for their long-duration mission to the International Space Station. Crew-4 will be the first spaceflight for Hines and Watkins and the second flight for Lindgren and Cristoforetti. 

Launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled for early Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The astronauts will conduct scientific research in areas such as materials science, health technologies, and plant science to prepare for human exploration beyond low-Earth orbit.

An international partnership of space agencies provides and operates the elements of the International Space Station (ISS). The principals are the space agencies of the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, and Canada. The ISS has been the most politically complex space exploration program ever undertaken.

Credit: NASA's Johnson Space Center

Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds

Release Date: April 25, 2022

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