According to NASA, this will be Stephen Bowen’s fourth trip to space. In his seven spacewalks, he has been in space for more than 40 days. Her first long voyage to the International Space Station will be Crew-6. Born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA, Bowen earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the US Naval Academy in Maryland. In July 2000, he was selected by NASA as an astronaut. Before that Bowen was a submarine officer.
At the same time, this will be the first visit of Woody Hoberg, who was elected NASA astronaut in 2017. Before being selected as an astronaut, Hoberg was an assistant professor at MIT. He taught Aeronautics and Astronautics. According to NASA, Woody Hoberg is also a commercial pilot. He is one of 18 NASA “Artemis Team” astronauts. NASA will send some of these passengers to land again on the lunar surface in the coming time.
SpaceX is proving to be NASA’s trusted private partner for carrying astronauts. Commercial companies load transportation services into low Earth orbit so that NASA can use its resources to design future missions.
Talking about recent missions, NASA has once again extended the scheduled launch of its Moon mission Artemis 1 by a month. The space agency had aimed to launch the mission on February 12, 2022, but problems with the Integrated Testing Program have forced NASA to delay the schedule. NASA has said that it is now looking at launching the mission in March and April. The Artemis program aims to return astronauts to the lunar surface by the end of this decade.
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