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SpaceX Crew-8
Artists' impression of a Crew Dragon approaching the forward port of Harmony on the ISS.
NamesUSCV-8
Mission typeISS crew transport
OperatorSpaceX
Mission duration180 days (planned)
Spacecraft properties
SpacecraftCrew Dragon Endeavour
Spacecraft typeCrew Dragon
ManufacturerSpaceX
Crew
Crew size4
Members
Start of mission
Launch dateQ1 2024 (planned)
RocketFalcon 9 Block 5
Launch siteKennedy Space Center, LC-39A
ContractorSpaceX
End of mission
Landing dateQ3 2024 (planned)
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric orbit
RegimeLow Earth orbit
Inclination51.66°
Docking with ISS
Docking portHarmony' Forward or zenith
Docking dateQ1 2024 (planned)
Undocking dateQ3 2024 (planned)
Time docked180 days (planned)

SpaceX Crew-8 mission patch

(L-R) Grebenkin, Barratt, Dominick and Epps 

SpaceX Crew-8 is planned to be the eighth crewed operational NASA Commercial Crew flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the 14th overall crewed orbital flight. The mission is planned to launch in early 2024.[1]

The Crew-8 mission will transport four crew members to the International Space Station (ISS). As of August 2023, three NASA astronauts, Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps, and one Roscosmos cosmonaut, Alexander Grebenkin, have been assigned to the mission. Jeanette Epps was previously assigned to Boeing Starliner missions.

Crew

Prime crew
Position[1] Astronaut
Spacecraft commander United States Matthew Dominick, NASA
Expedition 70 / 71
First spaceflight
Pilot United States Michael Barratt, NASA
Expedition 70 / 71
Third spaceflight
Mission Specialist 1 United States Jeanette Epps, NASA
Expedition 70 / 71
First spaceflight
Mission Specialist 2 Russia Alexander Grebenkin, Roscosmos
Expedition 70 / 71
First spaceflight

Mission

The eighth SpaceX operational mission in the Commercial Crew Program is scheduled to launch in early 2024.

References

  1. ^ a b O'Shea, Claire A. (5 August 2023). "Space Station Assignments Out for NASA's SpaceX Crew-8 Mission". NASA. Retrieved 5 August 2023.