SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission will carry Native American woman to orbit for 1st time
Nicole Mann is a member of the Wayluckie Tribes of the Round Valley Indians in Northern California.
She will be the first Native American woman to be sent into space.
The SpaceX Crew-5 mission is scheduled for Oct. 4. However, because of Hurricane Ian, the mission may be postponed, as several space rocket launches have already been postponed. The SpaceX Crew-5 mission serves an order from NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon spacecraft will be launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
NASA and SpaceX aim to launch the Crew-5 mission to the ISS no earlier than 12:23 p.m. Eastern Time (7:23 p.m. Moscow time) on Oct. 4, with an additional launch opportunity on Oct. 5,” the U.S. aerospace agency said.