The primary two seats of the sixth full-fledged NASA crew mission launched by SpaceX have been stuffed.
NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg will each fly aboard the Crew-6 mission, which is because of blast off to the International Space Station in 2023, in line with a NASA statement revealed Dec. 16.
Bowen will function spacecraft commander and Hoburg as its pilot, with two mission specialists to be assigned at a future date by worldwide companions on the station, the assertion famous.
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Bowen is a spaceflight veteran who has accomplished three stays on NASA’s house shuttle fleet; Crew-6 might be his first long-duration go to to the orbiting laboratory. Throughout his earlier missions, Bowen carried out seven spacewalks, and he beforehand served as a submarine officer.
Hoburg is a rookie astronaut who was chosen in 2017. On the time, he was an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics at MIT who targeted on engineering methods. He additionally holds a industrial pilot license and is one among NASA’s 18 “Artemis team” astronauts, from whom the company will select the crewmembers for its Artemis 3 mission to return people to the floor of the moon.