List of Dragon Crews

Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon (Credit: SpaceX)

In May 2020, SpaceX became the world’s 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:

  • Mar 12, 2023 – Crew-5 successfully returned to Earth; Crew-7 will use Dragon C210.3
  • Mar 2, 2023 – Crew-6 successfully launched; Crew-8 profile added
  • Feb 12, 2023 – Names of Ax-2 astronauts from Saudi Arabia have been added
  • Oct 15, 2022 – Crew-4 successfully returned to Earth; Crew-6 will use Dragon C206.4
  • Oct 5, 2022 – Crew-5 mission successfully launched
  • Sep 22, 2022 – Updated launch dates for upcoming missions

Launch Date Mission Type Dragon Target Duration
2024 Ax-4 commercial ? ISS ?
H1 2024 Crew-8 NASA ? ISS ~6 months
Late 2023 Ax-3 commercial ? ISS 14 days
H2 2023 Crew-7 NASA C210.3 ISS ~6 months
Summer 2023 Polaris Dawn commercial C207.3 LEO up to 5 days
May 2023 Ax-2 commercial ? ISS 10 days
Mar 2, 2023 ✅ Crew-6 NASA C206.4 ISS ~6 months
Oct 5, 2022 ✅ Crew-5 NASA C210.2 ISS 157 days ✅
Apr 27, 2022 ✅ Crew-4 NASA C212.1 ISS 170 days ✅
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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