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SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts. (L to R) NASA’s Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and ESA’s Matthias Mauer. Photo: NASA
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NASA’s next space station astronaut & Lucy’s mission to the Trojan asteroids


https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/awty/AWTYep294_Barron_Lucy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSA crew of four is set to launch to the International Space Station at the end of the month, starting a six month mission on the orbiting lab. The three NASA astronauts and one European Space Agency astronaut are flying on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, launching from Kennedy Space Center on a Falcon 9 rocket. One of those astronauts is Kayla Barron and she tells us the first rocket launch she’ll ever see in person will be the one she’s sitting on top of. We’ll speak with Barron about her rookie …
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SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts. (L to R) NASA’s Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, Kayla Barron and ESA’s Matthias Mauer. Photo: NASA
Space

Next SpaceX crew launching to Space Station heads to Kennedy Space Center ahead of Halloween flight


The next crew of astronauts heading to the International Space Station are traveling to Kennedy Space Center this weekend, ahead of their launch on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule later this month. Three NASA astronauts and one European Space Agency astronaut make up the next crew launching to the station, spending about six months on the orbiting outpost. NASA’s Raja Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron and ESA’s Matthias Mauer from Germany will launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on about a 22-hour ride to the station. The Crew-3 astronauts will launch in a brand new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule which the crew named Endurance. “We’ll be the first ones to use Endurance, but it won’t be the last time it’s used,” …
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