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 is the third operational flight of a Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the fourth overall crewed orbital flight of the Commercial Crew Program. The mission successfully launched on 11 November 2021 at 02:03:31 UTC to the International Space Station.
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 and Roscosmos 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.