SpaceX Crew-1 Mission astronauts of NASA & JAXA arrived at @NASAKennedy in Florida, ahead of the November 14th launch, at 7:49PM. The crew had left from NASA’s location in Houston.
Crew-1, looking confident and relaxed: pic.twitter.com/vj16D4xgys— Michael Sheetz (@thesheetztweetz) November 8, 2020
“Go Falcon, go Dragon, and go Resilience!” — Victor Glover (Pilot of the Resilience & Second in Command)
This will be Glover’s first spaceflight.
The first regular mission of @SpaceX’s #CrewDragon spacecraft will carry @VicGlover & @Astro_Illini to the @Space_Station where they will live & work before returning home to Earth: https://t.co/HHS69SwXub pic.twitter.com/LwYIoJIohq— NASA (@NASA) August 3, 2018
The team will continue regular tests and preparations leading up to the launch of the Resilience. Noted, they have been training for this SpaceX launch for two years specifically and training in general for many years.
The crew has already undergone a quarantine period leading up to this launch.
“I think you, if you want to be a leader in space, we need to be able to launch our own astronauts into space,” — Mike Hopkins (Resilience Crew Commander, White badge)
Soichi Noguchi will be the first JAXA international representative and Shannon Walker the first female to be part of the crew Dragon missions. Walker & Noguchi are the Mission Specialists, both having had prior spaceflights.
On Nov. 14, the astronauts of NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission launch in a commercial vehicle to the @Space_Station from the U.S. for a long-duration mission.— Johnson Space Center (@NASA_Johnson) November 6, 2020
The crew explains what their mission is, how it's different from Bob and Doug's flight, and what it means for us on Earth. pic.twitter.com/kVD8C1G2IR
Ad Astra for a much anticipated flight, the world will be watching & supporting.
(All photo credits to NASA)