The Russian space corporation Ross Cosmos announced that the flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will take Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina to the International Space Station, will take place no later than the end of September.
According to Ross Kosmos on its Telegram channel, the US space agency NASA announced on Thursday that the launch of the US Crew Dragon spacecraft of the Crew5 mission, whose crew includes Russian cosmonaut Anna Kikina, is scheduled no later than September. 29. 2022.
The spacecraft is scheduled to be launched to the International Space Station using a Falcon-9 booster from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
In addition to Anna Kekina, the Crew-5 crew includes NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Kassada, as well as Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata.
Ross Kosmos reported that prior to the launch of the Crew-5 crew on September 21, it is planned to launch the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with the Soyuz MS22 manned spacecraft, the crew of which includes cosmonauts from Roskosmos Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitry Petlin, and NASA astronaut Francisco Rubio.