The Crew-2 astronauts are to spend six months on the Worldwide House Station.
Akihiko Hoshide of JAXA, the Japanese house company. Mr. Hoshide, 52, has made two earlier journeys to house. He was a member of the crew of the house shuttle Discovery in 2008, and in 2012 he spent 4 months on the house station.
Shane Kimbrough of NASA. Mr. Kimbrough, 53, is the commander of Crew-2. He has made two earlier journeys to house, as soon as on the house shuttle Endeavour in 2008 after which spending greater than six months on the house station from October 2016 to April 2017.
Okay. Megan McArthur of NASA. Dr. McArthur, 49, flew on the house shuttle Atlantis in Could 2009 on the final mission to refurbish and improve the Hubble House Telescope. Throughout that mission, Dr. McArthur, an oceanographer by coaching, operated the shuttle’s robotic arm to seize the telescope and place it within the cargo bay.
Dr. McArthur is married to Bob Behnken, one of many astronauts who traveled on the primary astronaut flight of the identical SpaceX capsule final 12 months. She is going to sit within the seat he occupied throughout that flight.
Thomas Pesquet of the European House Company. Mr. Pesquet, 43, beforehand spent six months on the house station from November 2016 to June 2017, overlapping with Mr. Kimbrough for many of his keep. He’s from France.