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:

  • Nov 11, 2021 – Crew-3 successfully launched
  • Nov 9, 2021 – Crew-2 successfully returned to Earth after 199 days
  • Oct 31, 2021 – Final member of Crew-4 seems to be Jessica Watkins
  • Oct 18, 2021 – Space Adventure’s Crew Dragon mission has been cancelled
  • Oct 6, 2021 – NASA confirmed the commander and pilot for Crew-5; Crew-4 will use a newly-built Crew Dragon and there won’t be a Russian crew member
  • Oct 5, 2021 – Unconfirmed crew manifest for Crew-5 added
  • Sep 18, 2021 – Inspiration4 spent 71 hours in space and then returned, crew portraits updated
  • Sep 16, 2021 – Inspiration4 successfully launched

Launch Date Mission Type Dragon Target Duration
2023 Ax-4 commercial ? ISS 10 days?
2023 Crew-6 NASA ? ISS ~6 months
2023 Ax-3 commercial ? ISS 10 days?
Fall 2022 Ax-2 commercial ? ISS 10 days
Fall 2022 Crew-5 NASA ? ISS ~6 months
Apr 2022 Crew-4 NASA new ISS ~6 months
Q1 2022 Ax-1 commercial C207.3 ISS 10 days
Nov 11, 2021 ✅ Crew-3 NASA C210.1 ISS ~6 months
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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