There are 4 astronauts on Crew-1:
Victor Glover, 45, chosen by NASA in 2013 to be an astronaut, was on his first spaceflight. He is likewise the first Black NASA astronaut to be a member of a spaceport station team.
Michael S. Hopkins, 52, a colonel in the United States Space Force, was the leader for the flight. (Colonel Hopkins is likewise the first member of the freshly produced U.S. Space Force to go to area.) He was among 9 astronauts chosen by NASA in 2009. He had actually made one previous journey to the International Space Station, in 2013-14, investing 166 days in orbit.
Soichi Noguchi, 56, an astronaut with JAXA, the Japanese area firm, is finishing his 3rd journey to area. He belonged to the team of the area shuttle bus Discovery in 2005, on the first shuttle bus launch after the loss of Columbia and its 7 astronauts more than 2 years previously.
During that check out to the International Space Station, Mr. Noguchi made 3 spacewalks. That consisted of one to check strategies established to fix damage to the heat tiles on the shuttle bus comparable to what had actually doomed Columbia when it returned to Earth’s environment. In 2009-10, he invested 5 months in orbit as a member of the spaceport station team.
Shannon Walker, 55, has actually had one previous stint on the spaceport station, in 2010. Dr. Walker has a postgraduate degree in area physics from Rice University, where she studied how the solar wind engaged with the environment of Venus.
A birthday celebration and other effort on the spaceport station.
The spaceport station has actually been a bit more congested than typical since another SpaceX Crew Dragon pill, Endeavour, docked on Saturday, April 24. That brought the station’s team tally to 11, the biggest variety of astronauts on board since the area shuttle bus stopped flying (the record for many on board is 13). The 4 astronauts are leaving 7 astronauts behind — 3 from NASA, 2 from the Russian area firm Roscosmos, one from the European Space Agency and one from JAXA.
But while they existed, they carried out science experiments consisting of tissue chips that simulate human organs and grew radishes and other veggies. They likewise carried out spacewalks to set up devices on the exterior of the spaceport station, consisting of to prepare it for brand-new photovoltaic panels.