If everything goes according to plan, U.S. Space Force It will soon have its first service member into orbit.
According to SpaceNewsThe US Air Force colonel and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins (Michael Hopkins) is the commander of the four-person Crew-1 mission currently planned to be launched to the United States International Space Station On November 14, he flew in the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. He has planned to transfer from the Air Force to the Space Force, and now the leadership of the Space Force hopes to entrust him at a ceremony held in orbit.
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of Senate approved His transfer in July.Hopkins will be the first astronaut in NASA Space Force; The military is a regular channel for astronaut recruitment, and the NASA Corps includes most long-standing retired or active members of the military department.
General Raymond spokesperson Catie Hague told Space News: “As the latest military branch, the US Space Force looks forward to contributing to this legacy.” Orbital ceremony to commemorate the Hopkins transfer.
Be with Hopkins SpaceX launch NASA’s astronauts Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Noguchi Noguchi. The company will conduct its first space flight in space for six months. This is the company’s first official mission to space.
SpaceX is one of two companies that signed a contract with NASA to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The other company is Boeing, which will fly astronauts on its Starliner spacecraft. SpaceX’s first manned flight, the Demo-2 mission, took place in May for a four-month flight, launching two astronauts.
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