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Robert Pearlman
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posted 05-01-2020 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Please use this topic to discuss SpaceX's Crew Dragon Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker, together with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi are assigned to fly the Crew-1 mission.

Robert Pearlman
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From SpaceX via Twitter:
Once Demo-2 is complete, and the SpaceX and NASA teams have reviewed all the data for certification, SpaceX will launch Crew Dragon's first six-month operational mission (Crew-1) later this year. The Crew-1 spacecraft is in production and astronaut training is well underway.

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posted 05-02-2020 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SPACEFACTS   Click Here to Email SPACEFACTS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA public affairs officer Rob Navias just told me that the specific designations spacecraft commander and joint operations commander only apply to SpaceX's Demo-2 (and Boeing's CFT), the test flights. After that that it will be commander, pilot and mission specialists.

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From Johnson Space Center via Twitter:
Crew 1 astronauts – NASA's Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins and Shannon Walker, along with JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Soichi Noguchi — continue training on International Space Station systems in preparation for the first operational Crew Dragon launch later this year.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-14-2020 07:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SpaceX photo release
Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, pilot Victor Glover, mission specialist Shannon Walker – all NASA astronauts – and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi participate in training exercises on July 21, 2020, in preparation for NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission.

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posted 08-15-2020 12:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Headshot   Click Here to Email Headshot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Was any explanation given why the water training was not performed in SpaceX spacesuits? Or does the crew have the option of changing into these orange suits before egressing Dragon after landing at sea?

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Given the damage saltwater immersion does to equipment I suspect that SpaceX would be hesitant to manufacture suits for water egress training unless there was no other alternative.

Having previously undertaken water rescue training, helicopter ditching and water rollover egress training, and rescue winch retrieval training, it has been my experience that alternative equipment, more suitable (pardon the pun) for saltwater immersion and post use washing is common.

I have used flight rated equipment, including helmets, flight and g-suits, and buoyancy vests during rescue training, however, such equipment had already been removed from service as aircrew clothing and been relegated to the "training aid" status. I doubt SpaceX have sufficient worn out or pre-owned spacesuits in their inventory yet.

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