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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-16-2021 03:16 PM     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-6 mission to the International Space Station.

NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, together with a United Arab Emirates (UAE) astronaut and an international partner crew member, both still to be named, will fly the Crew-6 mission.

SkyMan1958
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posted 12-16-2021 03:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bowen's last flight in STS-133 ended in March 2011. Given that Crew-6 should fly somewhere around April 2023 that will be a 12+ year span between flights. That's got to rank up there amongst longest intervals between flights for US astronauts. Does anyone know what the longest interval between flights is for US astronauts? Thank you!

SpaceAholic
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posted 12-16-2021 04:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Glenn (36 years). Who knows, maybe Aldrin will hitch a ride on Blue Origin and break that record.

brianjbradley
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Bowen is a nice guy but you gotta feel for Michael Barratt, Tracy Caldwell and Doug Wheelock who are unassigned and last flew before Bowen's last flight (Barratt with him). Also hoping Jeremy Hansen gets a seat on Crew-6 or Crew-7.

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