NASA SpaceX Crew-3 Mission Adult T-Shirt
Featuring the Crew-3 Logo on the left chest and a large one on the back.
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"SpaceX Crew-3 will be the fourth crewed operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the fifth overall crewed orbital flight. The mission is currently planned for launch on 31 October 2021. At a NASA briefing held on 2 May 2021, Steve Stich, program manager of NASA's Commercial Crew Program, said Crew-3 will use a new Crew Dragon that is currently being built. The Crew-3 mission will transport three NASA astronauts and one ESA astronaut to the ISS for a six-month long-duration mission.
The mission will send up German ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. NASA astronauts Raja Chari and Thomas Marshburn were added on 14 December 2020 to the crew. The fourth seat was left open in anticipation that a Russian cosmonaut would take the seat, marking the beginning of a barter agreement that would see NASA andRoscosmos trade seats on the Soyuz and Commercial Crew Vehicles, although in April 2021 then-acting NASA administration Steve Jurczyk said that this agreement would be unlikely to start until after Crew-3 had launched. The fourth seat was allocated to Kayla Barron in May 2021."
This is the second mission by Thomas Pesquet to the International Space Station and will be called Alpha, after Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations.