Wednesday, February 21, 2024

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8: Falcon-9 Rocket Launch Prep | Kennedy Space Center

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8: Falcon-9 Rocket Launch Prep | Kennedy Space Center

Crew-8 Mission Specialist Jeanette Epps (NASA)
Crew-8 Commander Matthew Dominick (NASA)
Crew-8 Mission Specialist Alexander Grebenkin of Roscosmos (Russia)
Crew-8 Pilot Michael Barratt (NASA)
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission at SpaceX’s hangar at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

Official NASA-SpaceX Crew-8 portrait with Roscosmos cosmonaut and Mission Specialist Aleksandr Grebenkin of Russia, and Pilot Michael Barratt, Commander Matthew Dominick, and Mission Specialist Jeanette Epps—all three NASA astronauts

NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 Mission Insignia

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-8 mission arrives at SpaceX’s hangar at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A in Florida on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024, after a short journey from a nearby processing facility at Cape Canaveral. NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Grebenkin are slated to launch to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, powered by the company’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A no earlier than 12:04 a.m. EST on Friday, March 1, 2024.

Learn more about the SpaceX Crew-8 Mission:
NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Official Biography:

NASA Astronaut Matthew Dominick Official Biography

NASA Astronaut Michael Barratt Official Biography

Alexander Grebenkin graduated from Irkutsk High Military Aviation School, Irkutsk, Russia, majoring in engineering, maintenance, and repair of aircraft radio navigation systems. He graduated from Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics with a degree in radio communications, broadcasting, and television.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program works with the American aerospace industry to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation to and from the orbital outpost on American-made rockets and spacecraft launching from American soil.

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: SpaceX

Image Dates: Nov. 16, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024

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