NASA, SpaceX set date for next Commercial Crew launch

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA and SpaceX have set a date for the next manned launch to the International Space Station.

The Crew-5 mission is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.


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NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada will be joined by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata and Roscosmos cosmonaut Anna Kikina.

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Crew-5 will be the fifth crew mission of SpaceX’s human space transportation system and its sixth flight with astronauts to the space station.

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After docking with the space station, astronauts from NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission will return to Earth aboard the SpaceX Dragon Freedom in October.

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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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