List of Dragon Crews

Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon (Credit: SpaceX)

In May 2020, SpaceX became the first company to transport astronauts to orbit. The DM-2 test mission was successful, and upon the return of the first two astronauts, SpaceX received NASA certification to conduct scheduled flights to the ISS with astronauts. At the same time, the first private missions with civilians were given the green light. SpaceX is currently planning a number of crewed missions, and this article lists them all.

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Changelog:

  • Apr 29, 2022 – UAE astronaut will be a part of Crew-6
  • Apr 26, 2022 – Crew-5 will use capsule C210.2; Ax-1 has successfully returned from orbit
  • Apr 8, 2022 – Ax-1 successfully launched; new launch date for Ax-2
  • Mar 24, 2022 – Jasmin Moghbeli and Andreas Mogensen are joining Crew-7, Mogensen will also serve as backup pilot for Crew-6
  • Feb 14, 2022 – New mission added: Polaris Dawn
  • Feb 2, 2022 – Ax-1 will use a different Crew Dragon capsule
  • Jan 5, 2022 – Added Crew-7 which might include a Canadian astronaut
  • Dec 16, 2021 – The first two members of Crew-6 have been announced

Launch Date Mission Type Dragon Target Duration
Early 2024 Crew-7 NASA ? ISS ~6 months
2023/2024 Ax-4 commercial ? ISS ?
2023 Ax-3 commercial ? ISS ?
2023 Crew-6 NASA ? ISS ~6 months
Spring 2023 Ax-2 commercial ? ISS 10 days
Q4 2022 Polaris Dawn commercial C207.3 LEO up to 5 days
Fall 2022 Crew-5 NASA C210.2 ISS ~6 months
Apr 27, 2022 ✅ Crew-4 NASA C212.1 ISS ~5 months
Apr 8, 2022 ✅ Ax-1 commercial C206.3 ISS 17 days ✅
Nov 11, 2021 ✅ Crew-3 NASA C210.1 ISS 176 days ✅
Sep 16, 2021 ✅ Inspiration4 commercial C207.2 LEO 71 hours ✅
Apr 23, 2021 ✅ Crew-2 NASA C206.2 ISS 199 days ✅
Nov 16, 2020 ✅ Crew-1 NASA C207.1 ISS 167 days ✅
May 30, 2020 ✅ DM-2 NASA C206.1 ISS 64 days ✅

Legend: ISS = Internation Space Station; LEO = Low Earth Orbit; CXXX.# = Dragon capsule serial number (# indicates launch number); NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA); JAXA = Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; ESA = European Space Agency

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