There are 4 astronauts on Crew-1:
Victor Glover, 45, chosen by NASA in 2013 to be an astronaut, was on his first spaceflight. He’s additionally the primary Black NASA astronaut to be a member of an area station crew.
Michael S. Hopkins, 52, a colonel in the US House Pressure, was the commander for the flight. (Colonel Hopkins can be the primary member of the newly created U.S. House Pressure to go to house.) He was one in every of 9 astronauts chosen by NASA in 2009. He had made one earlier journey to the Worldwide House Station, in 2013-14, spending 166 days in orbit.
Soichi Noguchi, 56, an astronaut with JAXA, the Japanese house company, is finishing his third journey to house. He was a member of the crew of the house shuttle Discovery in 2005, on the primary shuttle launch after the lack of Columbia and its seven astronauts greater than two years earlier.
Throughout that go to to the Worldwide House Station, Mr. Noguchi made three spacewalks. That included one to check methods developed to restore harm to the warmth tiles on the shuttle just like what had doomed Columbia when it re-entered Earth’s environment. In 2009-10, he spent 5 months in orbit as a member of the house station crew.
Shannon Walker, 55, has had one earlier stint on the house station, in 2010. Dr. Walker has a doctoral diploma in house physics from Rice College, the place she studied how the photo voltaic wind interacted with the environment of Venus.
A party and different onerous work on the house station.
The house station has been a bit extra crowded than common since one other SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, Endeavour, docked on Saturday, April 24. That introduced the station’s crew tally to 11, the most important variety of astronauts on board for the reason that house shuttles stopped flying (the file for many on board is 13). The 4 astronauts are leaving seven astronauts behind — three from NASA, two from the Russian house company Roscosmos, one from the European House Company and one from JAXA.
However whereas they have been there, they performed science experiments together with tissue chips that mimic human organs and grew radishes and different greens. Additionally they carried out spacewalks to put in gear on the surface of the house station, together with to organize it for brand new photo voltaic panels.