A previous flight of the capsule as it approaches the ISS.
|Mission type||ISS crew transport|
|Mission duration||180 days (planned)|
|Spacecraft||Crew Dragon C206 Endeavour|
|Launch mass||6,000 kg (13,000 lb)|
|Landing mass||3,000 kg (6,600 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||30 March 2021 (planned) |
|Rocket||Falcon 9 Block 5 B1061.2|
|Launch site||Kennedy Space Center, LC-39A|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||2021 (planned)|
|Landing site||Atlantic Ocean|
|Reference system||Geocentric orbit|
|Regime||Low Earth orbit|
|Docking with ISS|
|Docking port||Harmony forward or zenith|
|Time docked||180 days (planned)|
SpaceX Crew-2 logo
SpaceX Crew-2 will be the second crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the third overall crewed orbital flight. The mission was planned to launch on 30 March 2021, pending refurbishment of the Endeavour capsule, but a subsequent decision to schedule the Boeing Orbital Flight Test 2 for 29 March suggests that Crew-2 could be moved to later in the spring. The Crew-2 mission will transport four members of the crew to the International Space Station.
|Spacecraft commander|| Shane Kimbrough, NASA|
|Pilot|| K. Megan McArthur, NASA|
|Mission Specialist 1|| Akihiko Hoshide, JAXA|
|Mission Specialist 2|| Thomas Pesquet, ESA|
|Mission Specialist 1||Satoshi Furukawa, JAXA|
|Mission Specialist 2||Matthias Maurer, ESA|
The second SpaceX operational mission in the Commercial Crew Program is currently scheduled to launch on 30 March 2021. The Crew Dragon Endeavour (C206), will dock to the International Docking Adapter (IDA) on the Harmony module. All crew are veteran astronauts, though this will be Megan McArthur's first visit to the ISS (as her first spaceflight was a shuttle mission to the Hubble Space Telescope). Akihiko Hoshide will serve as the second Japanese ISS commander during his stay.
This is the second mission by Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station and will be called Alpha, after Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.