SpaceX Crew-3 is the Crew Dragon's third operational flight and fourth manned flight overall. The mission was launched on November 11, 2021. At a press conference held on May 2, 2021, Steve Stich, manager of the Commercial Crew Program, said the Crew-3 will be using a new Dragon. Crew-3 took three NASA and one ESA astronauts to the ISS on a six-month mission.
The mission was successfully launched on November 11, 2021 at 02:03:31 UTC for the International Space Station. Endurance has brought to over 600 the number of humans who have ever been in space: Maurer (600) and Barron (601 ).
The mission has German astronaut Matthias Maurer. NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn were added on December 14, 2020.
The Commercial Crew Program's third operational mission was originally scheduled to launch on October 31, 2021. However, it was pushed back to November 3, 2021 due to poor weather in the Atlantic Ocean, and then on the 1st it was postponed to the 7th of November due to a medical problem in the crew. Due to the delays, NASA began considering bringing the Crew-2 back before the launch of the Crew-3, thus being the first indirect transfer of crews on the ISS between the Crews. Dragons. According to NASA, the agency decided to land the Crew-2 before launching the new crew. The Crew-2 left the ISS on the 7th and landed on the 8th of November 2021> The launch of the Crew-2 took place at 02:03 UTC on the 11th of November. The European segment of the mission is called "Cosmic Kiss" .