"With a 30% increase in annual investment we intend that all current members of the European Astronaut Corps will make a second Space Station mission in due course". Donald McErlean, a member of NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel, recently said, "However, despite this progress, which is definite and in fact measurable, the panel continues to be concerned about quality control problems that seemingly have plagued the Boeing commercial crew program".
Putting four astronauts on SpaceX's spring 2021 mission, dubbed Crew-2, will bring the quantity of individuals staffing the ISS to seven, permitting "NASA to effectively double the amount of science that can be conducted in space", the office said Tuesday.More news: Trump suggests delay in presidential election over coronavirus fears
Pesquet is the first European astronaut to fly to the International Space Station on a Crew Dragon vehicle.
Two of the Crew-2 astronauts - Akihiko Hoshide and Thomas Pesquet - are from NASA's worldwide partners. They are set to return to Earth on 2 August.
Five individuals are as of now ready the ISS: Two Russian cosmonauts and NASA's Chris Cassidy, Douglas Hurley, and Behnken, The last two showed up at the space station in May in the wake of directing SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on its historic journey. He first launched aboard space shuttle Endeavour for a visit to the station in 2008 and again aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for Expedition 49/50 in 2016.More news: Microsoft Flight Simulator is Coming to Steam, Will Support VR
The successful flight marked the first commercial vehicle that carried a human crew into orbit and the first crewed launch that took place in America since the Space Shuttle Program was retired nearly a decade ago, forcing NASA to pay expensive fees for seats aboard flights operated by Rocosmos in the meantime.
This will be Hoshide's third spaceflight.
The mission, carried out aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, was the second of three mission to deliver the Japanese Experiment Module (KIBO) to the ISS.More news: Patrick Mahomes joins this Major League Baseball team's ownership group
Mr Pesquet is a French engineer and pilot who has so far spent 196 days in space.