SpaceX to launch first cosmonaut passenger aboard Crew-5 mission to ISS

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Another manned mission to the International Space Station is set to launch from Florida’s Space Coast next month.

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NASA and SpaceX are targeting Sept. 29 for the launch of the Crew-5 mission.

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A lot is riding on this joint mission between NASA and SpaceX.

Photos: SpaceX to launch first cosmonaut passenger aboard Crew-5 mission to ISS

However, the date of the Crew-5 launch could slip based on the timing of an upcoming Soyuz mission to the ISS.

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Mission leaders also said Crew-5 is coming with a number of firsts.

“This this will be our first female commander for Dragon and the first time we fly a Cosmonaut,” said SpaceX human spaceflight program director, Benji Reed.

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Crew-5 will also include Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata, the only spaceflight veteran.

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