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SpaceX launch: NASA names the astronauts to fly on SpaceX's Crew-2 mission in 2021

Who are the astronauts of SpaceX and NASA’s Crew-2 mission?

Four astronauts will launch to the ISS in 2021, alongside three crewmates who will launch on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

The astronauts are NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan’s Akihiko Hoshide and the European Space Agency’s Thomas Pesquet.

NASA said: “The increase of the full space station crew complement to seven members – over the previous six – will allow NASA to effectively double the amount of science that can be conducted in space.”

Mr Kimbrough, a retired US Army officer, has been to been to space two times so far, including one Space Shuttle flight.

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