If all goes according to plan, United States Space Force will soon have the first service member in orbit.
According to SpaceNews, US Air Force Colonel and NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins are in command of the four-man Crew-1 mission currently scheduled for launch. International space station on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship on November 14th. He has plans to switch from Air Force to Space Force, and now the Space Force leadership is hoping to put him in a The ceremony was held in orbit.
“If all goes well, we are looking to bring him into the Space Force from the National Space Station,”; said General John “Jay” Raymond, commander of the US Space Force’s space operations. practice ” as reported by SpaceNews.
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The Senate approval his transfer in July. Hopkins will become the first NASA astronaut in Cosmic force; The military is the agency that recruits regular astronauts and the NASA corps is made up of retired or active members of most of the oldest military branches.
“The US Space Force, as the newest military force, is looking forward to contributing to this legacy,” Catie Hague, spokesman for General Raymond, told Space News, adding that NASA and The Space Forces are collaborating to form an in-orbit ceremony to mark Hopkins’ transition.
Accompany Hopkins on Launchers SpaceX will be NASA astronauts Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. All four will spend six months in space as the first official crew mission that the company launches into orbit.
SpaceX is one of two companies contracted with NASA to bring astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The other company, Boeing, will bring the astronauts flying on their own Starliner spacecraft. SpaceX’s first crew flight, the Demo-2 mission, launched two astronauts on a four-month flight in May.
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