Revealed on Jun 3, 2020
NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is a native of Missouri and a veteran of two place shuttle flights. Behnken flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging a lot more than 708 several hours in area, and additional than 37 hrs for the duration of 6 spacewalks. Behnken is at present serving as Joint Functions Commander on the initial crewed flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the Demo-two mission, which launched May well 27, 2020. The SpaceX Crew Dragon, along with the Boeing CST-100 Starliner, will provide roundtrip crew transportation solutions to the Worldwide House Station and return the means to start people into place from United States soil as part of NASA’s Professional Crew System. Following docking with the Worldwide House Station on the second day of the mission, he also joined Expedition 63 as a flight engineer.