Space Station Population is Eleven

NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon have arrived at the International Space Station.

Above-The four new SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts joined the Expedition 65 crew today bringing the station population to 11. Credit: NASA TV

Crew-2 joins Expedition 65 crew of crew of Shannon Walker, Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Mark Vande Hei of NASA, as well as Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov.

Written by Brian Wang,

5 thoughts on “Space Station Population is Eleven”

  1. Is there some rule requiring everyone accepted into astronaut club must share a similar fashion sense.

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  4. This is just temporary, right? Not all of the 11 people are going to stay in orbit for months… So I guess that really does not count.

  5. For a few days. Crew-1 will return next Wednesday.

    But it feels like back on the Shuttle days, where they could have such bigger crews.

    And soon, the ISS will no longer be big enough for the amount of people going there.

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