NASA names crew for SpaceX Crew-6 Mission

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA has named astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg as part of the next crew for the agency’s Crew-6 launch.

Both astronauts will join members from NASA’s international partners for a launch aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft.


Bowen, a veteran of the space shuttle program, will be making his fourth trip into space.

The Massachusetts native and United States Naval Academy graduate has logged more that 40 days in space and 7 spacewalks.

Bowen has flown on three shuttle missions: STS-126 in 2008, STS-132 in 2010, and STS-133 in 2011.

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This will be the first trip to space for Hoburg.

Selected as an astronaut in 2017, Hoburg earned his degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a doctorate in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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This will be the sixth flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.

The Crew-6 mission is scheduled for launch sometime in 2023.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.

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