SpaceX Crew-5
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Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon approaching the forward port of Harmony on the ISS.
Mission typeISS crew transport
COSPAR ID Edit this at Wikidata
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftCrew Dragon Endurance
Spacecraft typeCrew Dragon
Launch mass12,519 kg (27,600 lb)
Landing mass9,616 kg (21,200 lb)
Crew size4
Start of mission
Launch date29 September 2022 (planned) [3]
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
End of mission
Landing dateMarch 2023 (planned)
Landing siteAtlantic Ocean
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony forward
Docking dateSeptember 2022 (planned)
Undocking dateDecember 2022 (planned)
Time docked180 days (planned)
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SpaceX Crew-5 mission patch
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(L-R) Kikina, Cassada, Mann and Wakata 

SpaceX Crew-5 is planned to be the fifth crewed operational NASA Commercial Crew flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the eighth overall crewed orbital flight. The mission is planned for launch in September 2022 and is due to transport four crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). As of December 2021, two NASA astronauts, one JAXA astronaut, and one Russian cosmonaut have been assigned to the mission. Three of the currently assigned crew members were assigned following delays to Boeing's Starliner programme. Commander Nicole Mann was reassigned to the flight from Boeing's Boe-CFT mission, while Pilot Josh Cassada and Mission Specialist Koichi Wakata transferred from Boeing Starliner-1.[4][5] Anna Kikina was reassigned from Soyuz MS-22. Three of the four crew members would be making their first space flight, the exception being Koichi Wakata who is a veteran with four previous flights.


This is slated to be the first Crew Dragon mission to fly a Russian cosmonaut, Anna Kikina who was selected in July 2022 for this mission as a part of the Soyuz-Dragon crew swap system of keeping at least one NASA astronaut and one Roscosmos cosmonaut on each of the crew rotation missions. This ensures both countries have a presence on the station, and the ability to maintain their separate systems if either Soyuz or commercial crew vehicles are grounded for an extended period.[6] This will therefore become the first time a Russian cosmonaut flies on a U.S. spacecraft since Nikolai Budarin flew on STS-113 and also first launch of a Russian cosmonaut on a U.S. space capsule. The seat exchange was approved in June 2022 (by the Russians only).[7]

Prime crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States Nicole Aunapu Mann, NASA
Expedition 67 / 68
First spaceflight
Pilot United States Josh A. Cassada, NASA
Expedition 67/68
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 Japan Koichi Wakata, JAXA
Expedition 67/68
Fifth spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Russia Anna Kikina[8] [9], Roscosmos
Expedition 67/68
First spaceflight
Backup crew
Position Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States TBA, NASA
Pilot United States TBA, NASA
Mission Specialist 1 TBA
Mission Specialist 2 Russia TBA


The fifth SpaceX operational mission in the Commercial Crew Program (CCP) is scheduled to launch in September 2022.[4]

See also


  1. ^ "anna".
  2. ^ "Премьер-министр РФ Михаил Мишустин подписал распоряжение, позволяющее Роскосмосу провести переговоры с NASA об исполнении соглашения по «перекрёстным полётам»".
  3. ^ "Headline: NASA, SpaceX Provide Crew-5 Hardware Operations Status". NASA. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  4. ^ a b "NASA Announces Astronaut Changes for Upcoming Commercial Crew Missions" (Press release). NASA. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 6 October 2021. Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  5. ^ @jaxa_wdc (12 October 2021). "JAXA has announced their WAKATA Koichi @Astro_Wakata is headed for the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "Rogozin says Crew Dragon safe for Russian cosmonauts". SpaceNews. 26 October 2021. Retrieved 17 December 2021.
  7. ^ "Распоряжение Правительства Российской Федерации от 10.06.2022 № 1532-р ∙ Официальное опубликование правовых актов ∙ Официальный интернет-портал правовой информации". Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  8. ^ "anna".
  9. ^ "Премьер-министр РФ Михаил Мишустин подписал распоряжение, позволяющее Роскосмосу провести переговоры с NASA об исполнении соглашения по «перекрёстным полётам»".