NASA assigns 2 astronauts to SpaceX Crew-6 mission, launching in 2023

The International Space Station will be launched by a Crew Dragon capsule in 2023. The image is from NASA.

The first two seats of the NASA crew mission have been filled.

According to a NASA statement published in December, astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg will fly on the Crew 6 mission in the year of 2023.

The statement said that Hoburg will be the pilot and that two mission specialists will be assigned to the station at a future date.

A photo tour of the International Space Station.

Crew 6 will be the first long-duration visit to the space station by a veteran of NASA's space shuttle fleet. He previously served as a submarine officer and conducted seven spacewalks.

Hoburg was selected for the first time in the year of 2017: He was an assistant professor at MIT who focused on engineering systems. He is one of 18 astronauts who will be chosen by NASA to be part of the Artemis 3 mission to return humans to the surface of the moon.

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