Crew Dragon Resilience


SpaceX Crew-1 Rollout to Pad (KSC-20201109-PH-SPX01 0002).jpg
Resilience mated to B1061 at the Vertical Intergration Facility in November 2020
TypeCrewed space capsule
ClassDragon 2
Construction numberC207
Flight history
First flightSpaceX Crew-1
16 November 2020 (UTC) [1]
Launch siteKennedy, LC-39A
ISS dockings2[a]
StatusUndergoing refurbishment in a Cape Canaveral Processing Facility

Crew Dragon Resilience (Dragon C207) is a Crew Dragon spacecraft manufactured by SpaceX and built under NASA's Commercial Crew Program (CCP). In November 2020, it was launched into orbit to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the Crew-1 mission. With crew prompting, Resilience docked autonomously to the station at 04:01 UTC on Day 2 (17 November 2020) of the mission marking the first crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon craft and the Commercial Crew Program. The mission carried four additional members of Expedition 64 to the three already on station.[1][2]


Originally planned to fly the mission after Crew-1, Crew Dragon C207 was reassigned to fly Crew-1 after an anomaly during a static fire test destroyed capsule C204 intended to be re-flown on the Crew Dragon In-Flight Abort Test.[3] The spacecraft C205 intended to be used on the Demo-2 mission replaced the destroyed spacecraft for the in-flight abort test. Crew Dragon C206 intended for use with the Crew-1 mission, was reassigned to the Demo-2 mission.

On 1 May 2020, SpaceX said that spacecraft C207 was in production and astronaut training underway.[4] Crew Dragon C207 arrived at SpaceX processing facilities in Florida on 18 August 2020.[5][6]

At a NASA press conference on 29 September 2020, commander Michael Hopkins revealed that C207 had been named Resilience.[7] The trunk was attached and secured to the capsule on 2 October 2020 at Cape Canaveral.[8]

Resilience was first launched on 16 November 2020 (UTC) on a Falcon 9 from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC), LC-39A, carrying NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi on a six-month mission to the International Space Station.[1]


Mission Patch Launch date (UTC) Landing date (UTC) Crew Duration Remarks Outcome
Crew-1 SpaceX Crew-1 logo.svg 16 November 2020, 00:27:17[1] 2 May 2021, 06:56:33[9] 167 days Long duration mission; completed. Ferried four members of the Expedition 64/65 crew to the ISS. First operational flight of Crew Dragon and of the Commercial Crew Program. Success
Inspiration4 Inspiration4 Patch Art.png 15 September 2021[10] 3-4 days[11] Space tourism mission contracted by Jared Isaacman in an effort to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Set to be the first "all-civilian space mission".[10] Planned
Axiom Mission 1 January 2022[12] 10 days First Crew Dragon flight contracted by Axiom Space. First fully private flight to the ISS, carrying Michael López-Alegría as Axiom professional astronaut,[13] Eytan Stibbe to conduct educational experiments for a 10-day trip,[14][15] Larry Connor and Mark Pathy, both heading investment companies.[12] Planned


  1. ^ includes 1 docking during its relocation from one ISS docking port to another

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Corbett, Tobias; Barker, Nathan (15 November 2020). "With Resilience, NASA and SpaceX begin operational Commercial Crew flights".
  2. ^ "Commercial Crew Program status". NASA. 16 November 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Gebhardt, Christ (29 May 2019). "NASA briefly updates status of Crew Dragon anomaly, SpaceX test schedule". Retrieved 11 June 2020.
  4. ^ @SpaceX (1 May 2020). "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" (Tweet). Retrieved 11 June 2020 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Groh, Jamie (23 August 2020). "SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule arrives in Florida for next NASA astronaut launch". Teslarati. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  6. ^ Sempsrott, Danielle (21 August 2020). "Preparations Continue for SpaceX First Operational Flight with Astronauts". NASA. Retrieved 24 August 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
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  8. ^ "NASA, SpaceX Crew-1 Launch Update". NASA. Retrieved 10 October 2020. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  9. ^ "Crew-1 Makes Nighttime Splashdown, Ends Mission". NASA. 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  10. ^ a b Berger, Eric (1 February 2021). "SpaceX announces first "free flyer" human spaceflight". Ars Technica. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  11. ^ Chang, Kenneth (1 February 2021). "To Get on This SpaceX Flight, You Don't Have to Be Rich, Just Lucky". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Axiom Space names first private crew to launch to space station". collectSPACE. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  13. ^ Irene Klotz [@Free_Space] (18 September 2020). "Space Hero mission is about 4th on @Axiom_Space manifest, Mike Suffredini tells @AviationWeek. First up in October 2021 is flight of 3 private individuals and former @NASA_Astronauts Mike Lopez-Algeria" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  14. ^ Chang, Kenneth (5 March 2020). "There Are 2 Seats Left for This Trip to the International Space Station". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 28 May 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  15. ^ O'Kane, Sean (5 March 2020). "SpaceX will send three tourists to the International Space Station next year". The Verge. Archived from the original on 16 May 2020. Retrieved 11 March 2020.

External links

  • Media related to Crew Dragon Resilience at Wikimedia Commons