SpaceX and NASA manned mission will be postponed to October

The Crew-5 will be the eighth manned mission carried out by SpaceX since the beginning of its operations.

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This Friday, the US space agency reported that the fifth manned SpaceX and NASA mission was postponed to October 3 due to traffic that could be on the International Space Station (ISS) at the end of September.

Crew-5 would take off from Cape Canaveral, Florida (USA), on September 29, however, the same mission managers had announced a few days ago that there was the possibility of a postponement of the date.

“The date adjustment allows for additional separation with spacecraft traffic arriving and leaving the space station,” NASA said on its website, where it also revealed that liftoff is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. local time on that date. day (16:45 GMT).

Crew-5 will be commanded by Nicole Mann and pilot Josh Cassada, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina.

This would be the eighth manned mission carried out by SpaceX since it began operations, and also the first to be commanded by a woman.

“After a crew delivery period, astronauts from NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission are scheduled to return to Earth in October aboard their SpaceX Dragon Freedom,” NASA said in a statement.

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