KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL – The four person multinational team of NASA Crew-6 mission spaceflyers arrived at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida around lunchtime Sunday, Aug 20, to complete final training and preparations prior to their launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft now targeting overnight Saturday. Aug 26 after a24 hour delay from Friday, Aug. 25 and bound for the International Space Station (ISS) on a six-month science expedition.
The four person Crew-7 team comprising NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, commander; ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Andreas Mogensen, pilot; and mission specialists JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Satoshi Furukawa, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Konstantin Borisov, landed via Gulfstream jet aircraft at Noon, Sun Aug. 20 at the Launch and Landing Facility (Former Shuttle Landing Facility) at KSC after departing from Ellington Field near the agency’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
It’s the most international crew ever encompassing 4 astronauts and cosmonauts from 4 different nations
The flight crew was greeted at arrival by leaders from NASA, JAXA, and ESA as well as members of the media including Space UpClose.
Moghbeli serves as Crew-7 Dragon commander and Mogensen serves as pilot.
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