Meet the Astronauts Launching on NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission to the International Space Station

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Watch a live Q&A with the next four astronauts launching to the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon! NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur will serve as spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively, for the mission. JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will serve as mission specialists. 

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission  is currently set for liftoff no earlier than April 20, atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This will be Kimbrough’s third trip to space, McArthur’s second, Pesquet’s second, and the third spaceflight for Hoshide.