The four crew members that comprise the SpaceX Crew-6 mission pose for a photo in their spacesuits during a training session at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. From left are, Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev, Pilot Warren
The four crew members who comprise the SpaceX Crew-6 mission are, from left, Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev, Pilot Warren “Woody” Hoburg, Commander Stephen Bowen, and Mission Specialist Sultan Alneyadi. Photo credit: SpaceX

Managers from NASA and SpaceX, along with international partners, are gathered at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today, Feb. 21, for the Crew-6 mission’s Flight Readiness Review (FRR) in preparation for the sixth crew rotation mission with SpaceX to the International Space Station as part of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

During the next several hours, the FRR will focus on the preparedness of SpaceX’s crew transportation system, the space station, and its international partners to support the flight, as well as the certification of flight readiness.

At the conclusion of the FRR, NASA will hold a media teleconference to discuss the outcome. The teleconference is slated to begin at approximately 6 p.m. today and includes the following participants:

  • Ken Bowersox, deputy associate administrator, Space Operations Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters in Washington
  • Steve Stich, manager, Commercial Crew Program, Kennedy
  • Dana Weigel, deputy manager, International Space Station Program, NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston
  • Emily Nelson, chief flight director, Johnson
  • William Gerstenmaier, vice president, Build and Flight Reliability, SpaceX
  • Adnan AlRais, mission manager UAE Astronaut Mission 2, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Listen to audio of the teleconference streaming at:

NASA and SpaceX continue to target no earlier than 2:07 a.m. EST, Sunday, Feb. 26, for launch of Crew-6 from Kennedy. The mission will carry NASA astronauts Stephen Bowen and Woody Hoburg, who will serve as mission commander and pilot, respectively, along with UAE (United Arab Emirates) astronaut Sultan Alneyadi, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, who will serve as mission specialists, to the microgravity laboratory.

Crew-6 Flight Readiness Review Underway, Media Teleconference to Follow