Wednesday, December 14, 2022

NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 Mission Patch | International Space Station

NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 Mission Patch | International Space Station

Patch Description: "Sailing across the Crew 6 patch the ship represents both our destination the International Space Station (ISS) and the vessels that countless explorers have steered into the unknown. The ISS anchors us on the dawn of missions to the Moon and Mars. The ship's sail a symbol of the 2012 Cosmonaut class has relative radii matching those of Earth the Moon and Mars. The Draco constellation represents the Commercial Crew Program and shares a name with the thrusters that maneuver our Dragon spacecraft. The ship's Dragon figurehead looks to the future as we also look back at Earth grateful for the tireless hours of all who support our mission."

NASA and SpaceX are targeting mid-February 2023, for launch of the agency’s Crew-6 mission to the International Space Station.

From left are, Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev, Pilot Warren "Woody" Hoburg, Mission Specialist Sultan Al Nedayi, and Commander Stephen Bowen

The four members of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission are Mission Specialist Sultan Al Nedayi (UAE), Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev (Russia), Pilot William Hoburg, and Commander Stephen Bowen.

Astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi from the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center (United Arab Emirates) will make history by being the first astronaut from the Arab world to spend six months on the International Space Station (ISS). AlNeyadi has undergone a 20-month long rigorous training for the Crew-6 mission. AlNeyadi began his training in September 2018, at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center at Star City in Moscow, Russia.

Cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev (Russia)
Andrey Valerievich Fediaev (Russian Cyrillic: Андрей Валерьевич Федяев; born February 26, 1981) is a Russian cosmonaut. Fediaev received his an engineering degree in air transport and Air Traffic Control from the Balashov Military Aviation School in 2004. Following graduation, Fediaev joined the Russian Air Force in the 317th mixed aviation segment. He obtained the rank of major before his retirement in 2013. He logged over 500 hours in Russian aircraft.

Fediaev was selected as a cosmonaut in 2012. He reported to the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in 2012 and was named a test cosmonaut on June 16, 2014.

On July 15, 2022, he was assigned to the SpaceX Crew-6 mission after a recent crew swap agreement between NASA and Roscosmos.

NASA Astronaut William Hoburg's Official Biography:

NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen's Official Biography:

The Crew-6 mission will be the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour’s fourth flight to the International Space Station, which previously supported the Demo-2, Crew-2, and Axiom Mission 1 (Ax-1) missions, making the spacecraft the fleet leader in number of flights to and from the station. The Dragon spacecraft currently is undergoing refurbishment at SpaceX’s Dragonland facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

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.

Image Credit: Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX)
Image 1 Release Date: Dec. 14, 2022
Image 2 Date: Aug. 8, 2022

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